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2020 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2019  -  2018  -  2016  -  2015)


 

April 3-4, 2020
42nd Annual Pig Cookin' Contest
Newport, North Carolina
The USA’s Largest All Volunteer, Non-Profit, Whole Hog BBQ Pig Cookin’, invites you to join us for two days of food, fun and springtime celebrations!

April 11, 2020
Loaded Up and Truckin' Food Truck-Off and Aural Pleasure Fest
Brevard, North Carolina
Loaded Up and Truckin' is a party, a festival, and a competition to showcase this culture. Food trucks push the culinary boundaries by bringing fresh, innovative, and delicious dishes straight to the people. You've seen food trucks near craft breweries, music venues, trailheads and festivals - Loaded Up and Truckin' brings all of this to one place.  Every food truck will have a full menu available for purchase, so there are plenty of options to peruse while jammin’ to live music and enjoying a beer.

April 16-19, 2020 - 50th Annual Grifton Shad Festival
Grifton, North Carolina
The Grifton Shad Festival is one of the most time-honored and longest running festivals in all of North Carolina.  Events include the popular Shad Toss, rides, music, dancing, arts and crafts, parade, pet show, flea market, golf tournament, and children's activities.

April 16-19, 2020  Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Henderson County wineries and cideries partnering together to create a signature weekend filled with all things cider, wine and food-related! Activities for the weekend include, of course, enjoying local artisan hard cider, wines and mead, plus lots of food, fire pits, movies, live music, production facility tours, and much more.

April 18, 2020  Wine & Food Festival – Cary - Cary, North Carolina
We want to THANK all our guests who have been a part of the success of the Great Grapes! Wine Festival in the past. The past 16 years has been a wonderful experience but we felt like we needed to shake things up – so we are going  INTERNATIONAL.  That’s right. In addition to a selection of NC wineries. 2020’s festival will offer a MUCH LARGER expanded selection of wines.  We will feature wines from all over the United States as well as International.  Over 100+ wines, beers and spirits will be offered.  BEERS & SPIRITS, TOO! This year will feature a great new selection of beers plus one area dedicated to LOCAL NC Beers.  As well, your favorite liquors will be on hand for tasting.

April 22, 2020  Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

 

April 22-25, 2020  Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend,  attracts guest winemakers and winery owners from all over the world and has grown into one of the largest events of its kind in the Southeast.

April 22-26, 2020  Beaufort Wine & Food - Beaufort, North Carolina
Blends the best of Beaufort with the expertise of celebrity chefs and some of the best wines from across the globe.

April 23-May 2, 2020  NC Strawberry Festival
Chadbourn, North Carolina
Celebrate Chadbourn's claim as the "Strawberry Capital of the World"--a traditional family event for over 75 years. Come join in the fun with a parade, pageant queens, live entertainment, bands, clowns, hot air baloons, and strawberry shortcake galore.

April 24-25, 2020  Annual North Carolina Pickle Festival
Mount Olive, North Carolina
Eat some pickles. Have fun. See antique cars. Eat some pickles. Take a spin on a carnival ride. Climb a wall. Pet some animals. Eat some pickles. Get your face painted. Buy a T-shirt. Watch the pig races. Eat some pickles. Check out the Harleys. Buy a book. Eat some pickles. Play a round of golf. See the art exhibits. Browse the crafts and food vendors. And did we mention - eat some pickles?

April 25, 2020  Spring Festival at Rocky River Vineyards
Midland, North Carolina
The Spring festival includes local artist, wine tasings and a Fish Fry and ending with great  music from two different bands. The artist will be selling mosaic items, birdbaths, gazing balls, hand beaded jewelry, unique clothing, scarves,gournet canned foods, peach salsa, cranberry pecan spread, purses, sterling silver jewelry, barn wood furniture just to name a few.  The wine tasing will be paired with a few select food items. This event is free enter and open to the public so people come out and enjoy the atmosphere with our great wine. If you are staying for music bring a lawn chair. From 12 :00 AM  to 6:00 PM

April 25, 2020  18th Annual Hickory Hops Brewer's Festival
Hickory, North Carolina
The annual festival will feature the handcrafted beers of over 50 microbreweries.

April 26, 2020 - Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival
Western, North Carolina
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 18, 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

April 29-May 1, 2020  National Country Ham Association Annual Meeting
Charlotte, North Carolina
Our intent is to provide you with an informative array of speakers, topics, and activities at a very reasonable fee. Education is truly a life-long process; and as owners and managers, being informed becomes more critical each year. An added benefit will be the enjoyable fellowship with people in similar businesses.

April 30-May 3, 2020 - 8th Annual Wilmington Wine & Food Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina
Bringing together top area chefs with notable wines and wine makers from around the world to celebrate and advance public appreciation for great wine and food. Don’t miss these exciting events and the opportunity to sample over 200 different wines and beers throughout the weekend paired with scrumptious bites from many of our best locally owned restaurants, caterers, and food trucks! Purchase tickets online or through our many local participating wine shops.  Benefiting the Open Gate Domestic Violence Shelter & The Bellamy Mansion Museum.
 

2019 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

April 5, 2019 - Culinary Stars And Whispering Angel Dinner
Highlands, North Carolina
Some of the most popular women of taste come together at The Farm for a celebration of spring sips and flavors. Chefs Sarah Steffan of “The Dogwood” at Blackberry Farm, Whitney Otawka of “The Greyfield Inn” on Cumberland Island and Chef Jessica Gamble of “KR Steakbar” in Atlanta will create a powerhouse of flavors in this unique event. Paul Chevalier (former winemaker of Champagne Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay) will lead you through the rosé Lifestyle of Saint-Tropez with Château D'Esclans as he presents his distinctive rosés, including the global favorite, Whispering Angel.  It all kicks off with a cocktail hour in the barn, and then moves into the barn pavilion for an evening of live entertainment, a perfectly paired dinner from talented chefs, wine education and fun camaraderie.  $165 per person. Exclusive of taxes and gratuities. Limited seating.  Call 828-787-2635 or 828-787-2620 to book.

April 20, 2019  Sweet Treats of the Carolinas Festival
Marion, North Carolina
The sweetest festival in Western North Carolina is in downtown Marion, covering several blocks of the iconic small town Main Street. In addition to a hundred varieties of donuts, cupcakes, cookies and other pastries, find 150 vendors with crafts, local goods, games and savory food. Burn off some calories with a 5K. Hours are 10 AM-3 PM, and admission is free.
 

2018 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

April 20-21, 2018 - Spring Garden Fair - Cherokee, North Carolina
The annual Spring Garden Fair is a great way to get your garden growing with helpful tips and instruction! Attendees can expect vendors, demonstrations, classes, educational materials, door prizes, and much more. Classes will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. You can also purchase seeds, plants, flowers, seedlings, yard art, etc., so come one, come all, and let’s grow together! Admission is free.
 

 

2016 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

April 16, 2016  Smoky Mountain Oyster & Seafood Festival
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
SORRY! This event has been cancelled for 2016

 

 

2015 NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

April 18, 2015  Stanly Spring Brew Fest - Albemarle, North Carolina
Celebrate Craft Beer!
 

 

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