Chow Chow: Asheville Culinary Food Festival

Photo: Explore Asheville

Photo: Explore Asheville

Asheville has long been known for its beer scene (Beer City USA, etc.).

Well, thanks to Katie Button, Johnson Wales University in Charlotte, NC, and a general love of great local food, Asheville is quickly becoming a food mecca.

Now, we moved back up here from Charleston, SC, two years ago, so we know great food. Asheville’s culinary world is surprising. And I don’t say that in a bad way. The restaurant world here is only going to get better.

Enter Chow Chow.

Taking place in Asheville from September 12-15, it’s all you’ve ever wanted to know, see and taste about the food scene here. We’re talking tours, dinners, events and more.

Watch out Charleston, SC, Asheville’s food scene is coming for you!

Asheville’s new event, Chow Chow, is a multi-day immersive experience exploring the unique community of creative makers around the city’s table—from growers and farmers to brewers and chefs to crafts people and artists. Scheduled September 12-15, 2019, the festival celebrates both the vibrancy of Asheville, NC’s culinary scene as well as the many diverse hands that come together to create the colorful flavors of this corner of Southern Appalachia.

Farm dinners, tours and brunches, chef demonstrations, tastings and grand tastings, community yoga, seminars, live music, artists in action, hands-on activities and panel discussions will bring the festival to life amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A non-profit 501C3 organization, Chow Chow is also partnering with MANNA FoodBank raising awareness for its children’s backpack program.