Home / FtDNC Blogs / What's Growing On? / Events & Festivals / A Plateful of NC Happenings!

A Plateful of NC Happenings!

West to east and back again there are numerous events and festivals going on across North Carolina this weekend. I’ve put together a list of a few to check out along the road – get out there and enjoy NC agriculture while you’re soaking up our beautiful state!

Blue Ridge Mountain Fair – local artisan handiwork in the heart of Sparta, NC with entertainment and food vendors – admission is free for this Alleghany County treasure.

July 24th and 25th

http://sparta-nc.com/events_calendar.php#!/44335-blue-ridge-mountain-fair

Smokin’ in the Valley, Western NC BBQ Festival – this bbq contest is held in Maggie Valley and features up to 40 cookers plus a contest called Beer, Wine and Swine on Friday evening – arts and crafts, entertainment and a kids corner – sounds worth the trip!

July 24th and 25th

http://www.wncbbqfestival.org

Stepping Into The Past at The Tobacco Farm Life Museum – travel to Kenly, NC and visit this museum featuring permanent and rotating exhibits on farm life at a turn-of-the-century farmhouse, smokehouse, and log tobacco barn. This Saturday, they’ll have Watermelon Sweet Treats and a seed spitting contest – great warm up for next week since Watermelon Day is coming up on July 30th at the State Farmers Market (http://bit.ly/1LuOxlv)

July 24th 10-3pm

http://www.tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org/events/stepping-into-the-past

The World of Tomatoes with The NC Tomato Man, Craig LeHouiller – in Raleigh at Irregardless Café – if you’re anything like me – tomatoes just taste like summertime – be sure and check the site this is a ticketed event.

July 25th

http://bit.ly/1ehjoU7

PickleFest Durham – Durham is fermenting over with this festival – grab a local brew, create your own Bloody Mary, sample pickled items from local restaurants – then fill up at the food trucks – on-site with lunch provisions.

July 25th

http://bit.ly/1GE5geb

 

About The Author:

Jwood
Jennifer is a North Carolina native, a mother, the daughter of a farmer and a professional writer focusing on North Carolina culture, travel, art, food, agriculture and farm life. She is a strong believer that kindness is a boomerang exercise – you should help build others up whenever you can.

Follow Jennifer’s “What’s Growing On?” blog posts on North Carolina food and agriculture here on FeedTheDialogueNC.com.

FeedTheDialogueNC
Member comments are subject to the following Comments Guidelines.