Chow Chow Asheville Food Festival

Chow Chow: Asheville Food Festival

September 12-15, 2019
A delicious new food festival is coming to Asheville! Chow Chow will showcase Asheville's creative culinary scene with events, immersive experiences and charitable programs. Meet and connect with the makers and collaborators who nourish, nurture and create in this corner of the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy the best in food, wine, beer and more!

Grand tasting events, chef demonstrations and hands-on experiences are just a few events in the works. Asheville was named “New Top City for Wine in the United States” by The Travel Channel. The area receives many accolades for innovative and local food. Southern Living has listed Asheville among the “Tastiest Towns in the South.”

Why call it Chow Chow? It's a pickled relish popular in southern Appalachia, is a resourceful condiment whose ingredients vary from family to family and region to region. Often prepared in the warmer months, a mix of vegetables is chopped, combined and preserved. By the time cold weather hits, all of the ingredients have come together to create something better than the sum of its parts. Universally, chow can mean ‘to eat’—joyfully, without abandon and in good company.

More details will emerge during the year.

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