Amazing Pepper Festival
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Abundance North Carolina presents The Ninth Annual Amazing Pepper Festival, Sunday, October 2, 2016! PepperFest is a celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s chefs, brewers and artisans.
It’s an outdoor event held at the best time of year in North Carolina, in the middle of a large green park in Chapel Hill’s Briar Chapel neighborhood. Around 1300+ folks come out to enjoy the music and revelry and fill up on delicious pepper-themed dishes.
What do you get for your ticket price?
For $20-$30 in advance or $35 at the door, you get to walk along and eat samples of all sorts of gourmet, local food into which some of the best chefs of the central Piedmont have incorporated all types of locally grown peppers…some sweet, some hot, some smoky.
These chefs get super creative with these dishes, making everything from pepper ice cream to savory dishes, to salsas, to pepper gumbo and chili. They buy all the peppers from our local farmers, supporting our local foodshed. You should come hungry, because you’ll want to taste everything! Check out the list of participating 2015 chefs!
Along the way, you can purchase (cash bar) all types of micro-brews in which some of the brewers have added peppers to their ales! There is also a local winery and local soda and coffee to choose from. Check out the list of drinks, brewers and wine makers for 2015.
On top of that, there is beautiful local music. Plus, Abundance NC has a learning tentwhere you can take mini-DIY sustainability workshops, and there are educational boothsthat cover sustainability, conservation, renewable energy, local food, clean air, clean water, even green funerals!
There is also a kid zone so that children have a blast while parents relax. There’ll be a King and Queen crowning as well as a BEST DISH AWARD and BEST BEER AWARD.
Creativity is on display everywhere at PepperFest. From the scrumptious concoctions dreamed up by our chefs and brewers, to the sweet melodies humming down from the bands onstage, to the complex flavors embedded in the peppers themselves, there’s a lot to make us proud to be from N.C.