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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Press Releases

In the News

Scenes from inaugural Chow Chow — Wow. What a festival

The Biltmore Beacon

September 19, 2019

The 2019 Chow Chow Festival in Asheville, N.C.

AVL Today

September 17, 2019

Long Misunderstood, Appalachian Food Finds the Spotlight

The New York Times

September 9, 2019

Summers Not Over Yet--8 Ways to Extend Your Summer

The New York Times

September 3, 2019

50 Reasons We Love Summer in the South

Southern Living

June 2019

Latest & Greatest

2019 Schedule

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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