Come with an appetite for excitement and celebrate the kick-off of the Summer of Chow Chow 2022 with our Opening Party! With 24 events over three weekends, you will savor the season with fun and deliciously distinctive events that celebrate the unique people and foodways of our Southern Appalachia home – including setting the table for change as we serve meaningful dialogue on the current issues impacting our communities. At the Opening Party, delight in all the savory, sweet and downright mind blowing offerings of 15 chefs and 10 beverage producers while perusing the handcrafted wares of our makers market! We’ll laugh together, dance together and celebrate together all of what makes this Southern Appalachian region taste like no other.
Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Ben Maxham - Posana, Ben Hester - The Odditorium, Hector Diaz - Salsa's Mexican Caribbean/Modesto Trattoria/Café Bomba, Nakisha Marvels - Cream Works, Ashleigh & Alex Baxevanis - Feta Flav, Collyn McDonald - Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, Erica Beneke & Matt Farr - Red Fiddle Vittles, Mike McCarty - The Lobster Trap, Matthew Rivers - Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, Noah Buchanan - Chestnut, Jay Medford - Storm Rhum Bar & Stay Glazed Donuts, Kent Graham & Christy Caye - Gourmet Foods International, Bri Coe - Nine Mile
Chow Chow events are 21+ except for Sunday Supper Series.