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July 13-18th 2020

At the moment we regret to say that the Farm Feast that would have been held July 18th  will probably be canceled  due to Covid-19.

We will be looking into alternatives, possibly smaller events, workshops and farm tours to celebrate that week.

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July 14-20th 2019
Local Farm Feast

July 20th Farm Feast 5:30-9 p.m. at The Main City Cellar/ Market on Main

332 1st Ave. SW, Hickory, NC

Tickets are $30
Reserved tables of ten available

Featuring 2 local Chefs
John Duke   Dukes and Cuban Cantina
Ben Sullivan   Highland Ave.
Music Provided by The Neighbors and Ulysses Long

 Farm tours, Cooking Demos and Workshops

Restaurants serving a special locally sourced dish July 13-21
Café Rule, Highland Ave., Taste Full Beans, Fourk, Pub and Grub, Catawba Farms Winery, Duke’s, Cuban Cantina

Saturday, July 13th
Cooking demo/Downtown Hickory Farmers Market, 330 Main Ave. NW, Hickory by Lowes Park
Conover  Farmers Market 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Monday, July 15th
Blue Goat Dairy 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Please call to register 828-465-8240
or 618-559-3390.

Tuesday, July 16th
Small Farms, Demonstration Site 6:30-8 p.m.    Hmong Farmers/ Hemp test plots

Wednesday, July 17th
Cooking demonstration 11-1 p.m.   Downtown Hickory Farmers Market

Local Foods Cooking Class: Hmong Food  5:30-6:30 p.m.   Cooperative Extension  1175 S. Brady Ave. Newton
$10 fee includes a local bag of produce. To register, call 828-465-8240 or register here 

Thursday, July 18th Cooking Demonstration 11-1 p.m.   Hickory Public Health, Farmers Market
3070 11th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC    828-695-5800

Farm Tour: Honey Tree Farm Tour. Certified Naturally Grown market garden 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 19th 6-8 p.m.   
Beer Making Workshop   Catawba Farms   400 Technibuilt Drive, Newton   828-464-5780
$15 Eventbrite

 Saturday, July 20th, 5:30-9:30
****Featured Event*****
Local Farm Feast
The Main Cellar City Club   332 1st Ave. SW, Hickory
Tickets $30   Table of ten reservations available

Or call 828-465-8240

Eat, Drink and Be Local is an annual weeklong celebration of local food in Catawba County happening the third week of July. You can join in by enjoying a meal featuring local foods at one of the participating restaurants, shopping at the farmers market and trying a new recipe at home, or attending one of the many events throughout the week. Events may include farm tours, cooking classes,  gardening workshops, wine, beer, and cider tastings and a locally sourced Farm Feast. Find more event details under the events section of this page or contact April Vigardt at 828-465-8243 or

If you would like to be involved with the festival as a volunteer, please contact April Vigardt