June 3, 2017
The Liver Mush Festival celebrates livermush and its heritage in Marion and western North Carolina. The event includes free Hunter's Livermush sandwiches! It is held 5-9 PM in downtown Marion (read more), just 35 miles of downtown Asheville. It's one of our Top 50 Summer Fesitvals & Events in and near Asheville. Also see our Top 12 Foodie Favorites.
The crowd favorite event is the livermush eating contest. Other highlights include a corn hole tournament and other games. Enjoy live live music, and bring your dancing shoes! Food vendors offer plenty of festival favorites including kettle corn and popcorn. Don't miss the donuts from Mr Bob's.
We love the Best Dressed Pig contest! Bring your most beautiful or your ugliest pig in a spectacular costume.
Take on the defending Hog Calling Champion from 2016.
What is Liver Mush?
Livermush can be spelled as either one or two words. Liver mush is a Southern food product composed of pig liver, head parts, and cornmeal. It is commonly spiced with pepper and sage. Hunter's Liver Mush is made in Marion. Typically, it comes in a loaf, then you slice off some for a sandwich, often after it is fried (kind of like Spam). It is also used as a breakfast meat, served with eggs and grits.
For more information call 828-652-2215. In case of rain, the concert will be at the Historic Marion Tailgate Market cover, 67 West Henderson Street.
Carolina Donut Festival
May: Also in downtown Marion, the Carolina Donut Festival with plenty of sweet, delicious treats and art and crafts to buy from local and regional artisans. Also enjoy a donut eating contest, a donut race, bobbing for donuts and donut toss contest.