N.C. Folk Festival Adds New Culinary Fundraising Event to the 2019 Festival: N.C. Folk A’Fare
Greensboro, N.C., August 2, 2019 – Now celebrating its second year, the North Carolina Folk Festival will offer a new way to support the event and keep it free with a flavor-filled evening of local cuisine. Tickets go on sale today for the N.C. Folk A’Fare, a new culinary event that celebrates the global cuisines of Greensboro. Preceding the N.C. Folk Festival, this event will bring several of Greensboro’s diverse restaurants and caterers together for a tantalizing trip around the culinary globe. By presenting a tasting menu of signature dishes and showcasing the city’s rich and diverse dining scene, this limited-ticket event will help raise funds for the N.C. Folk Festival. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at ncfolkfestival.com/ncfolkafare/.
The inaugural N.C. Folk A’Fare is made possible with support from Charles Aris, Inc. and Womble Bond Dickinson. It will take place the evening of Wed., Sept. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. under the festival’s Lawn Stage tent, located at 240 Commerce Place behind Elon Law School.
Proceeds from ticket sales help offset the costs of producing this free-admission festival. Attendees can expect to sample foods from over 15 local restaurants and caterers, live music, and locally-produced libations from Little Brother Brewing and Fainting Goat Spirits.
The restaurants and caterers will participate in this inaugural year include Babylon, Koshary Catering Company, Chez Genèse, Pho Hien Vuong, Da Reggae Café, Taaza Bistro, Reto’s Kitchen Catering, Toshi’s Cafe, Hometown Delicious, Lao Restaurant & Bar, Blue Agave Mexican Grill, Zaytoon, Manny’s Universal Café, and Embur Fire Fusion. Dessert will be provided by Painted Plate Catering.
“We are excited to showcase the multicultural flavors that are a part of Greensboro’s palate,” said Amy Grossmann, Director of the North Carolina Folk Festival. “Not only will this give the public a way to support the festival, but it will also expose them to some of the cuisines that are available in our community year-round. We are so thankful for our restaurant partners who will make the inaugural N.C. Folk A’Fare possible.”
This event is a blend of many things that fuel the N.C. Folk Festival experience—local, multicultural food, fundraising, and local businesses—and this year, festival organizers are excited to be able to unite them all in an effort to give back to those who choose to support the festival by coming out and attending this special event.
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About the 2019 North Carolina Folk Festival: Produced by ArtsGreensboro, in partnership with the City of Greensboro, and presented by TowneBank, the North Carolina Folk Festival is one of the fastest-growing destination events in the Southeast, attracting over 150,000 people from across the U.S. to downtown Greensboro for an estimated economic impact of $15 million for each festival weekend. This year’s festival, on September 6, 7, and 8, continues as the FREE three-day event that got its start as the National Folk Festival, which was held in Greensboro from 2015–2017. In the tradition of “The National,” the North Carolina Folk Festival features performing groups representing a diverse array of cultural traditions from around the world on multiple stages, including continuous music and dance performances, a North Carolina Folklife Area featuring ongoing demonstrations, an interactive Family Area, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods, festival merchandise and more. Additional information is available at www.ncfolkfestival.com.