Chow Chow News

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.  Stay up to date with the latest Culinary Festival news and press releases below.

If you are a member of the media and interested in applying for Media Credentials to attend and cover the event, please email Applications will be available in mid Spring. For additional information, interviews, and photos, please contact Angel Holmes, or 843-557-4077.

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Press Releases

In the News

New Asheville culinary festival announces name 'Chow Chow', sets 2019 dates

Mackensy Lunsford

Asheville Citizen Times

Published Nov. 28, 2018

Introducing Asheville’s new culinary festival

Audra Goforth

AVL Today

Published November 17, 2018

Buncombe tourism board backs new Asheville food festival, set for 2019

Mackensy Lunsford and Dillon Davis

Asheville Citizen Times

Published Aug. 29, 2018

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Get Involved

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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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