Each year we celebrate North Carolina food culture and
history with our Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of NC Festival. This
extremely tasty event includes a BBQ and Pie contest. New this year, guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People's Choice winner of their own.
Down at the Historic Home of the Duke family food continues to be the theme with historic cooking demonstrations. Beyond the kitchen, you
can visit the rest of the Duke family's 1852 home and outside enjoy 19th
century games and toys.
definitely is the focus of the day, but make sure you don't leave
without visiting our many talented local arts and crafts vendors. Pork,
Pickles and Peanuts allows you to fill your stomach and support North
Carolina artists at the same time!
Don't forget to check out or even participate in
our 1940's mock Tobacco Queen Pageant! Tobacco Queens are a Harvest
Festival tradition and each year our Tobacco Queen, picked at this
event, debuts at our fall Harvest and Hornworm Festival.