The North Carolina Muscadine Harvest Festival is a two day event that celebrates the heritage of the nation’s first cultivated grape and the North Carolina State Fruit. The event features over 250 wines from 25 wineries from across the State of North Carolina. Enjoy the wines as well as live bands, arts and crafts, children activities, foods from around Eastern North Carolina, a shag contest, cooking contest, and wine making contest.
The North Carolina Poultry Jubilee is a celebration of an industry, a people, and a way of life that helps keep North Carolina economically strong and a wonderful place to live, work, and play. This two day event is held in Rose Hill at the World’s Largest Frying Pan!
Duplin County will have its very first Blue, Brew & Que Festival at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville, NC. Festivities will include a bbq cook off, all types of vendors, food, beer and some awesome bluegrass bands, featuring the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, VW Boys, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and The Malpass Brothers.
Duplin County is hosting the 4th annual A Taste of Duplin & More that celebrates local restaurants, museums, boutiques and shopping venues. The event has quickly become a signature event and promotes the local flavor of Duplin County that includes our wine and food culture to local and to surrounding counties.
In 2011, the Town of Wallace, led by a core group of leaders, brought the "Strawberry Festival" back to Wallace after 50 years. Each year, the Carolina Strawberry Festival has grown bigger and better. The annual event that takes place the 2nd weekend of May in Historic Downtown Wallace and features family entertainment, games, tasty foods, vendors, and of course, strawberries.