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Blue grass music is a way of life in North Carolina and Duplin County is excited to host the 1st Annual Blue, Brew & ‘Que Festival on March 31st thru April 1st 2017.  What would a festival in our neck of the woods be without our wineries?  And for those beer lovers out there, we’ve also invited some great North Carolina microbreweries to participate.  Enjoy a variety of tastings!

 

A total of eight bands are scheduled to take the stage at the Duplin Events Center, from the likes of Soggy Bottom Boys, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Trinity River Band, VW Boys, The Garrett Newton Band, Lonesome River Band and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.  To find out more about these bands out, visit our website and read their bios.

 

 

You’ll want to come to the festival with an appetite and enjoy the North Carolina barbecue cook-off on Saturday.  We look forward to some toe-tappin’ fun Duplin County style!  Tickets are being sold online at www.duplinbluegrassfest.com.  Get them now for the early bird price!

 

This event is proudly being organized in partnership by The Duplin Events Center and Duplin County Tourism Development Authority.  For information about events, festivals and things to do in our area, visit our website at www.uncorkduplin.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Duplin County!

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.

 

Family Fun at Rose Hill’s Poultry Jubilee

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.

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Discover the Small Town of Faison

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!

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Savor Some NC BBQ in Beulaville

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.

Are you visiting our area and need a place to stay?  Check out our hotel and lodging options.  We’d love to see you out and about in Duplin County!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Check out our website for places to stay, where to eat, and things to do in Duplin County.  Come uncork, unwind and unplug with us this Fall!