Chow Chow News

Asheville’s new culinary spectacular, Chow Chow presented by Kimpton Hotel Arras, 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.  Stay up to date with the latest Culinary Festival news and press releases below.

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Asheville Culinary Festival Chow Chow Postpones Until September 2021

Asheville Culinary Festival Chow Chow Postpones Until September 2021

ASHEVILLE NC (May 2020) – Asheville’s new culinary festival, Chow Chow, is being rescheduled for September 2021 due to the disruption and uncertainty caused by COVID-19.  After the...

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


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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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Access to affordable and healthy food and reducing food waste are important initiatives of the signature event’s charitable giving goals. 

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