Spend the day in our garden working up an appetite by playing patio games and drinking North Carolina beers. The Hot Seats, a raucous and engaging old time bluegrass band from Virgina, will provide the soundtrack for your afternoon as we gear up for the feast. After a toast to the beauty of our home and the great pride that comes from strengthening a community, you're invited to indulge in a classic southern pig pickin' buffet. The kind of buffet that Chef Nate Allen dreams about all year long. Hang around long enough for the fireflies to show up and you'll be delighted with an amazing firework display and the kind of sweet treats that sun-burned seven year olds everywhere pine for.This event is hosted & curated by Chef Nate Allen, whose commitment to the bounty of a tiny mountain town earned him recognition on a national stage when he was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southeast award in 2016.