With all the recent controversy surrounding if pickles belong on pizza or not, it is no surprise that pickles have finally been given their own festival. As a pickle lover myself, I am beyond excited for this pickle packed tasting event and market. The festival will feature North Carolina made products from all across the State including things such as pickle flavored beers, kombucha, kimchi, and a variety of pickle dishes from local establishments. Early bird tickets are available as well as general admission and all children under the age of 10 get in free. There will also be a home pickler contest!!!! All Proceeds benefit Durham Central Park.
2 – Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and Food Adventure
If you enjoy learning, drinking craft beer and consuming good food on a lazy, weekend afternoon then this adventure is right up your alley. While leisurely strolling through Raleigh’s Seaboard Station and Person Street downtown areas, you will pause at five different local establishments to sample tastings of beers, food pairings, and insight into what makes this area one of Raleigh’s best!
In its 12th year, the annual N.C Japan Summer Festival has grown and will be held indoors this year ( Thank goodness because.. THIS HEAT!!) at the N.C State Fairgrounds. You will enjoy authentic culture displays, activities, music, dancing, and of course FOOD.
Where: Kerr Scott Building @ The NC State Fair Grounds
If you are looking for a fun-filled day that consists of bourbon tasting, beer drinking, BBQ eating, and music listening then look no further, this festival is the summer festival of your dreams. Admission gets you a sampling glass to enjoy an ” all you care to taste” sampling of beer and bourbon throughout the day. With some of the best BBQ vendors around being featured you will in no way go hungry while listening to lots of live music. The festival features a variety of exhibits including Brewing tools, BBQ accessories, hot sauces and even a cigar area!
Get ready for a magical night as Raleigh celebrates the 37th year of hosting this lovely event. The CMF raises awareness etc for the HIV/AIDS and GLBT communities in our area. This year, they are keeping the details of the festival pretty hush hush but I am positive they will not disappoint and it will not be a night to miss!