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Upcoming NC October food events (NC Seafood Festival, Swansboro Mullet, Valle Country Fair) - any gems?

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Upcoming NC October food events (NC Seafood Festival, Swansboro Mullet, Valle Country Fair) - any gems?

mikeh | Sep 19, 2007 07:28 PM

October seems to be foodie festival month here in North Carolina. Right off the bat, I notice three prominent festivals with food or baked goodies as the main draw:

North Carolina Seafood Festival (Morehead City) - October 5-7
http://www.ncseafoodfestival.org/
-fresh seafood as far as the eye can see

Swansboro Mullet Festival (Swansboro) - October 13-14
http://www.swansborofestival.zoomshar...
-mullet cooked every which way (and perhaps other seafood too?

)

Valle County Fair (Valle Crucis) - October 20
http://www.vallecountryfair.org
-homemade (literally, baked in people's home kitchens) cakes, pies, muffins, jams, jellies
-fresh cider and apple butter
-brunswick stew, chili, bbq for lunch
-fried chicken + country fixins dinner

Has anyone been to any of these three events? If so, any particular vendor (e.g. Mr. X for shrimpburger, Ms. Y for apple pie) that you can recommend? Any event not worth the drive?

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