Charlotte Area Spring Food And Drink Festivals
Stephen Allen Jr.
RE/MAX Metro Realty (704) 651-2568
Charlotte has so much to offer and I’m happy to share it with those of you who have found my blog. As a realtor, I often have clients ask me what there is to do in Charlotte on the weekends. Growing up in the Charlotte area, it has been exciting to see the growth of options available to Charlotte residents for fun on the weekends. There is usually some kind of fun festival or event going on every weekend in or around the Charlotte area. Today we are focusing on the food and drink festivals happening in the next month so you are never left hungry or thirsty. Here are four festivals coming up in the next four weekends for you to check out.
Beer Me Brew Fest April 19, 2015
This is a 21+ event geared toward the craft beer lover. Different local and not so local favorite breweries will be available for patrons to sample all they care to in the time available. This is a great event to attend with friends and sample lots of different beer, much of it made here in Charlotte. Usually many food trucks are also in attendance and if you have not tried out Charlotte’s food trucks, come hungry as they will impress you with their various culinary offerings.
Location: 1441 S. Tryon Street Charlotte NC 28203
A recommended way to get there is to ride the light rail to the “Bland Street” stop and get of there as parking in that area is often limited.
$20 Before March 31
$25 April 1-April 17
$30 at the Door
Limited VIP Tickets
$35 Before March 31
$40 April 1-April 17
$50 at the Door
WHAT YOU GET
America Loves Bacon Bacon Festival Tour April 25, 2015
LOCATION: NC Music Factory Parking Lot
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Do you love bacon? Of course you do! Who doesn’t love bacon? Well we have a treat for you! There is actually a bacon festival coming to Charlotte and I am excited! As a huge fan of bacon myself, I am glad that Charlotte has this event coming this year. Have you ever wanted to try more than 10 different types of bacon in the same day? I know I have!
The team at America Loves Bacon is pleased to bring you a complex bacon tasting menu to North Carolina. This bacon focused culinary adventure is a block party mixed with a full scale festival featuring:
-Local Food vendors; Food Trucks, Confectionaries, Concessionaires preparing the finest bacon delicacies with samples for the masses!
-Non-Food Vendors: everything from bacon clothing to bacon sauces and much more!
-Entertainment: Live music, comedians and cooking demos!
-Children's area: Interactive areas including balloon twists, children's eating competitions, face painters, and games!
Bacon Off featuring chefs competing in appetizer, entree and dessert categories for cash prizes!
Bacon Eating Competitions for men and women to test how quickly they can eat a pound of bacon!
Early Bird Tickets:
EARLY BIRD - VERY LIMITED AVAILABLE - $20.00
GENERAL ADVANCE -AVAILABLE UNTIL DOORS - $25.00
- Entry into The America Loves Bacon Festival
-5 America Loves Bacon Sampling Tickets that can be used at any of our numerous vendors
Note: More Sample Tickets Can Be Purchased inside of the event
- Access to a full day of music, performers, cooking demonstrations, and other event features
- GA Admission from 12pm – 6pm
General admission PLUS a special VIP only sampling hour from 10:30am to 12pm. Free America Loves Bacon - Bacon Festival Tour merchandise and 10 sample tickets.
EARLY BIRD - LIMITED QUANTATIES AVAILABLE - $60.00
GENERAL ADVANCE VIP - $70.00
Gastonia Grizzlies Beer Fest May 2, 2015
Location: Sims Legion Park in Gastonia, NC
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Take a short drive over to Sims Legion Park in Gastonia where they will have over 135 different beers available to sample all you want along with different food offerings. This is a great opportunity to try a lot of different local craft beers and enjoy a night under the ballpark lights.
General Admission is $33
VIP is $40
Designated Driver is $5
General Admission Includes:
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VIP Ticket Includes:
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival May 9, 2015
Symphony Park at Southpark Mall
Saturday VIP Session – Noon - 6pm
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.
As you can see from the above description, it’s a great time to be had by all and if you enjoy good barbecue and good quality bourbon, this is your event. Here in North Carolina, we take great pride in our barbecue. So if you have not had the good fortune of growing up in this little piece of heaven; like myself, I would encourage you to try some world famous North Carolina barbecue. Part of the proceeds, also go to charity so you can eat and drink while helping others.
VIP SATURDAY SESSION: $49 Advance OnlyValid Saturday Noon – 6pm. In addition to the all of the features above, the VIP Session offers an exclusive tasting experience with TWO EXTRA HOURS of tastes, and all LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.