Chow Chow Mission

Asheville’s new culinary spectacular, Chow Chow, welcomes everyone to the table. Named for a piquant vegetable slaw that has perked up generations of Appalachian dinner plates, this immersive festival celebrates the bounty of the ancient landscape that envelops the city. Here where food and creativity flow like the rushing streams and rivers of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, local taste-makers prepare and share meals that nourish the soul as well as sustain the land.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Chow Chow celebrates and delves deep into the culinary ingenuity that has elevated Asheville’s food scene to a national level. Meaningful programming connects attendees to the many hands and makers who create in this vibrant corner of southern Appalachia. The festival’s lineup includes grand tasting events, chef demonstrations, charitable collaborations, and a unique array of hands-on experiences in and around town.

In Asheville, the table is always set—and Chow Chow invites all to feast on the abundance.

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Looking for ways to be a part of Chow Chow? Volunteer, sponsor, or be a featured maker and more. The opportunities are limitless.

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2019 Schedule

Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.


Plan Your Trip

This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.

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