It is time for one of Duplin County?s most anticipated events: the North Carolina Muscadine Festival. The Friday before the festival there will be a cooking and wine making contest. Saturday, September 24 at 10AM, gates will open at the Duplin Events Center for the beginning of the activities. Vendors will be on site with a variety of arts, crafts, and foods from around eastern North Carolina available for purchase. There will be farm implements and educational seminars on wine and wine making.