A Taste of Duplin & More is coming up this Spring and the excitement in the air! This 3rd Annual event is taking place on Friday, 4/28 and celebrates all that Duplin County is, bringing together the talent of our local restaurants, small businesses, community attractions and festivals. It’s all about who we are and what we have to share with the local community and our visitors. Get your advance tickets online here!
Food and wine is at the heart of the event and all attendees enjoy a variety of tastings of wine as well as dishes made by our local talented chefs as they mix and mingle with friends and family. Amongst the numerous contest categories such as Best Appetizer, Best Dessert and Hometown Favorite, is the coveted People’s Choice Award. While you are tasting, be sure to cast your votes of your favorite dishes and make your voice heard.
One stop shopping is a sheer delight, as local boutiques, farms, artisans, and creative entrepreneurs showcase their wares in vendor booths giving everyone a chance to connect and support local businesses in Duplin County.
History is rich in Eastern North Carolina and in Duplin County. Here is your chance to chat with our local historians and preservationists who make it their business to be the experts. Do you have a question about how things were or about pastimes in Duplin County? Here is your chance to learn and know more.
We look forward to seeing you at A Taste of Duplin & More being held at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville. Tickets are available at the door and online. Children are welcome and attend free!
A Taste of Duplin & More is a Duplin County Tourism event. For information about being a sponsor or reserving a vendor booth, please contact us at 910.296.2181.
The Town of Warsaw received a special recognition this year by being adopted as home to North Carolina’s Official Veteran’s Day Parade. In this 96th year of the parade, it is the oldest, continuously held Veterans Day Parade in the United States. Warsaw certainly has an enduring sense of patriotism and a commitment to honoring of all of our military service personnel, keeping the American spirit alive and well.
All are invited to come out on Saturday, Nov. 5th with festivities starting at 9am that include helicopter rides, a kids area, craft and food vendors, a car show, a barbeque lunch, a fly over, and most importantly, a chance to thank a veteran. The 2016 parade theme will be “Military Law” honoring the men and women dedicated to providing the best legal services to America’s service men, women and their families.
While in Warsaw, don’t miss visiting the Duplin County Veteran’s Museum on Hill Street. Located in the restored L. P. Best House, the museum itself is an outstanding example of Queen Anne/neo-classic style architecture. The house was built in 1894 by its namesake and is the linchpin for the Warsaw Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as being a locally designated district.
We look forward to seeing you in Duplin County.
October is right around the corner and The World’s Largest Frying Pan in Rose Hill will be seasoned and ready to go. Celebrate our heritage and the NC Poultry Industry with us on Friday night, 10/7 and Saturday 10/8! Get your fill of fried chicken and enjoy arts & crafts, kids activities, Duplin Winery’s wine and beer garden along with music by The Tams, The Castaways & The Gary Lowder Smokin’ Hot Band.
Faison is one of our treasured small towns in Duplin County. Our proud locals get together each year for their annual Market Day to celebrate their history and heritage. This year, they are honoring their local firefighters and EMT personnel. If you are looking for something to do, why not be a local tourist for a day and check it out!
Beulaville’s Hog Wild Cook Off & Car Show is a great place to bring the family to eat some really good NC BBQ, check out the Car Show and enjoy kids rides, an ice cream eating contest, music and vendors. The festival takes place on Friday night, 10/7 and Saturday 10/8 from 10AM – 3PM at the Civic Center on Main Street.
Fall is time to celebrate in Duplin County! Famous for growing North Carolina’s state fruit, the muscadine grape, September is harvest season, and just like in Italy — it’s time to stomp the grapes! We invite you to join us at Duplin Winery’s 40th Annual Grape Stomp on Saturday, September 10th, in Rose Hill. It’s a tradition not to be missed!
Next up is the North Carolina Muscadine Festival, held on Friday & Saturday, September 23rd & 24th. Over 25 wineries from all over the state converge in Kenansville to showcase their wines and share tastings. It’s our 12th year and we have a fanfare of loyal tailgaters that come and set up their tents, dressed up in costumes providing some added entertainment! Along with tasting wines, enjoy some great food, music and dancing, shopping vendors along with fun for kids too! The festival takes place rain or shine at Duplin County Events Center. We’d love to have you join us!
In true North Carolina fashion, the NC Poultry Jubilee is a local hometown favorite, highlighting North Carolina’s poultry industry, the #1 agricultural industry in our State. Come enjoy a perfect day of wholesome family fun at the World’s Largest Frying Pan in Rose Hill in Saturday, October 7th.