Tuesday, August 16, 2016

HIghlands Food & Wine Festival News Flash!!


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HIGHLANDS, N.C. (August 16, 2016) – Renowned folk artists, bluegrass legends and gospel icons are all part of this year’s Highlands Food and Wine Festival musical additions. The festival, taking place from Thursday, November 10, to Sunday, November 13, will feature a variety of performances throughout the weekend.
With the city surrounded by the breathtaking Nantahala National Forest, visitors of Highlands Food and Wine Festival will be able to enjoy tunes while experiencing the premier culinary destination of the Southeast this fall. New signature events, along special wine dinners offered by Highlands’ award- winning restaurants, will create a great weekend experience. Tickets for the Festival are on sale now
Headlining musical talent will include Bruce Hornsby at the recently announced exclusive dining event, “Rockwood Rocks!,” held at the private estate, Rockwood Lodge, where Hornsby will perform a medley of his well-known classical and jazz hits. Rockwood Rocks will be an intimate dining experience curated by renowned chefs from across the Southeast in addition to local talent Chris Huerta, executive chef of Madison’s at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa.  A portion of this event’s proceeds will benefit The Food Pantry of Highlands, which provides food and personal items to local families in need. 
Also new to this year’s festival is a Sunday Gospel Brunch at which five-time Grammy award-winning gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama will perform. A team of praised regional and local chefs will prepare comforting brunch-inspired tastes while guests enjoy the live gospel performance and morning cocktails.

Rhiannon Giddens of Grammy-award winning group Carolina Chocolate Drops is set to perform at this year’s Main Event on Saturday, November 13. The Main Event, held in a picturesque location right off of Main St, will include an oyster roast, local beer and tastings from local and regional chefs.
   In addition, Brooklyn-based American musical group The Lone Bellow will perform at the Friday Truckin’ event, featuring a selection of the Southeast’s most beloved food trucks including Canyon Kitchen, Root Down and Farm to Fender.
  “We are thrilled to launch the new programming for this year’s festival, and look forward to what its offering brings to our community,” said Highlands Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Kieltyka. “These musical acts are the first of many new and exciting additions to this year’s culinary weekend, that has been, and continues to be, anchored by the incredible local restaurants and chefs we are lucky to call our own.” 
The complete festival schedule and chef line-up will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for upcoming updates through the festival website at www.highlandsfoodandwine.com and on social media at @highlandsfoodandwine.  

Future Press Releases will include Wine Dinners, Celebrity Chefs, Sip and Stroll, and other events throughout the weekend.

ABOUT HIGHLANDS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL: With a sophisticated taste in food and roots in the mountains of North Carolina, the Highlands Food & Wine Festival appreciates the artistry behind food and wine. 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the event, previously named Highlands Culinary Weekend. Guest celebrity chefs will combine talents with the local chefs in Highlands to bring a not-to-miss culinary event to the town of Highlands, N.C., on November 10 through November 13.
Call NOW for your accommodations reservations 
and start your days with a fabulous breakfast!!
541 Hickory Street
Highlands NC 28741
(818) 526-2060
NOV 21 -26
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