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Hit the Road and Pile Your Plate High NC

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This weekend holds a plethora of not-to-be-missed gastronomic delights – come along and journey up and down 40, around 70, over to 95 – taking a few back roads when you can.

Friday on the Front Porch – tonight from 5-8pm on the front porch of The Carolina Inn – The Gravy Boys will perform, food trucks will be on-site so you dinner is done – check that off your list – Friday plans taken care of!

Friday, August 28th



The Winterville Watermelon Festival – close out summer celebrating one of our favorite NC crops – we don’t mind if we do! This festival has a parade, amusement rides, crafts, food, a car show, a free concert, a youth watermelon spitting and eating contest and a watermelon eating contest for the adults!

August 27-29th



Brew ‘N Choo Pizza Party – this fundraising event is held in New Hill, NC – the admission cost (Adults $20; Seniors (ages 60+) $19; Children (ages 12 & under) $16) covers 2 slices of Pizza and a non-alcoholic drink – the fundraiser benefits the restoration of the historic Cliffside 110 steam engine NHVR. Fortnight Brewing and Iron Gate Vineyards will be on site with tastings and train rides are available on the hour from 4-7pm.

Saturday, August 29th



Western Wake Farmers Market Guest Chef Demo – Mandolin’s Chef Sean Fowler will be at the Western Wake Farmers Market Saturday morning from 9:30-11:30 preparing a seasonal recipe in a live demo – using fresh, seasonal ingredients!

Saturday, August 29th



More Herbs, Less Salt – on Saturday vendors will be promoting More Herbs, Less Salt Day at the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market – they’ll be handing out free recipes and samples of herb filled recipes.

Saturday, August 29th



Uniquely Local Food Crawl – if you find yourself in Haywood County, and why wouldn’t you, it’s beautiful there – check out the local restaurants participating in their “culinary event of the summer season.”

August 28 – 31st





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.


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