2018 Schedule

The Whole Shebang - $525

October 17 - 20, 2018  |  Multiple locations - Chapel Hill, Carrboro & Pittsboro

We are offering a limited number of four-day passes – THE WHOLE SHEBANG - which includes one ticket to each the following festival events and dinners + an after party (unavailable for purchase) and early admittance to the Fall Fête on the Village Green. The events included in The Whole Shebang:

  • East Meets West Dinner on Wednesday, October 17
  • Carla Hall’s Book Launch & Signing on Thursday, October 18
  • Hill Fire Dinner on Thursday, October 18
  • After Party on Thursday, October 18
  • The Sustainable Classroom OR The SC Walking Tour on Friday, October 19
  • Legacy of Ms. Lewis Dinner on Friday, October 19
  • Fall Fête on the Village Green on Saturday, October 20

 

East Meets West Dinner - $100

October 17, 2018  (6 - 8:30 pm)  | The Carolina Inn

The Carolina Table: East Meets West brings chefs from the coast to the mountains of our great state together for one memorable evening at the historic, beautiful Carolina Inn. This annual dinner always embodies a warm spirit of community and is usually the first event to sell out.

Shining a light on the finest producers throughout North Carolina, the multi-course meal is served family style and showcases some of the most exciting talent in the state today. In addition to our outstanding chefs, Queen of Wines will be providing wines for the evening and James Creek Cider House will offer a selection of their ciders.

Our 2018 chef lineup includes:

If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please contact us before purchasing tickets. 


Carla Hall's Soul Food Book Event - $45

October 18, 2018  (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)  | McIntyre's Books at Fearrington Village

Before her new book is officially released on Oct. 23 – and before she cooks at Friday night’s dinner in the Fearrington Barn in honor of the late, great Edna Lewis – chef and TV personality Carla Hall will greet fans and sign Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration (so you get first dibs) as part of our festival! This event also will offer a few tastes and feature a Q&A between Sandra Gutierrez and Carla. 


You may know the effervescent Carla from the Emmy Award-winning ABC show The Chew or from Bravo’s Top Chef; or you may have and love one of her first two cookbooks, Cooking With Love and Carla’s Comfort Foods. 


In her newest title, Carla celebrates soul food and gives classic dishes her own fresh twist, with 145 modern recipes that accommodate the way we eat now. She returns to her Nashville roots to offer a unique take on America’s favorite comfort cuisine and traces soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South. Traditionally a plant-based cuisine, everyday soul food is full of veggie goodness – it’s much more than barbecue and macaroni & cheese. Among the book’s recipes: cracked shrimp with comeback sauce, field peas with country ham, chunky tomato soup with roasted okra rounds, and Carla’s famous take on Nashville’s hot fried chicken. 


Each ticket comes with a copy of Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration, which retails for $29.99. You also may purchase additional books on-site from McIntyre’s. 


Hill Fire: The Third Plate Edition - $80

October 18, 2018  (6:30 - 8:30 pm)  | The Carrboro Town Commons

For the fourth consecutive year, TerraVita celebrates the men and women who love to play with fire. This year’s twist? This once meat-centric dinner will put vegetables in the limelight. Instead of barbecue and meats over spits and grills, we'll celebrate the bounty of our incredible local farms with a vegetable-focused menu.

 

Chefs, brewers, distillers, farmers and bakers – the best from across the Southeast – will join forces to prepare a fantastic dinner under the moonlight. In addition to our outstanding chefs, Botanist & Barrel will be pouring cider, and Sean Umstead from the soon-to-open Kingfisher in Durham will be mixing cocktails with spirits from Cathead Distillery

 

Our 2018 chef lineup includes:


 

Note: Not all dishes will be vegetarian, but many will have a vegetarian option. Meat could play a part; veggies will just take a starring role in these dishes!

 

If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please contact us before purchasing tickets. 

 

Sustainable Classroom Walking Tour - $100

October 19, 2018  (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)  |  Multiple Locations

The Sustainable Classroom Walking Tour debuts with an exploration of downtown Carrboro and West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, as an alternative and equally engaging experience to the standard Sustainable Classroom. The tour will begin at 8:30 am at Open Eye Cafe, home of Carrboro Coffee Roasters.

 

Click here to see the details for the Walking Tour, including locations and participants!

 

This tour will require quite a bit of walking, so please consider any mobility limitations before signing up for this event. We will walk more than 1.5 miles in town on city streets - and this event is rain or shine, as well.


* These classes are limited in size and chefs must generally prepare food for a group of 25 in one dish. If you have a food allergy, there may be dishes you can not taste and they may not have an alternative. We will do our best to accommodate, but sometimes it's not possible to have an alternative. Our primary objective is your safety, so if you have a concern, please reach out to us and we'll let you know if we can accommodate. 


The Sustainable Classroom - $85

October 19, 2018  (9 am - 3:30 pm)  |  Southern Season Cooking School

A hallmark of TerraVita, the Sustainable Classroom is the perfect fit for any food and drink lover. Think culinary workshops, food and beverage tastings and demonstrations, discussions, and educational sessions all wrapped into one! Classroom sessions range in topic, but share a focus on sustainability and feature visionary producers, chefs, journalists, cookbook authors, food artisans, brewers, bakers, distillers, authors, sommeliers, and industry phenoms offering insights and delicious tastes that will stimulate all the senses. Participants will attend 4 classes, all located at The Cooking School at Southern Season. Each class will be 1 hour and 20 minutes long.

 

Click here to see the classroom topics and participants for 2018.


* These classes are limited in size and chefs must generally prepare food for a group of 40 in one dish. If you have a food allergy, there may be dishes you can not taste and they may not have an alternative. We will do our best to accommodate, but sometimes it's not possible to have an alternative. Our primary objective is your safety, so if you have a concern, please reach out to us and we'll let you know if we can accommodate.


The Legacy of Ms. Lewis: A Tribute to Edna - $135 

October 19, 2018  (6 - 9:30 pm)  |  The Barn at Fearrington

As American culture continues to examine how the issues of race, gender and class intersect with our foodways, the fascination surrounding Ms. Lewis has only heightened, as evidenced by Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original, a book published by UNC Press in 2018 and edited by Sara B. Franklin. Only two generations removed from slavery, Lewis journeyed to professional kitchens in New York, Washington, Atlanta and, yes, Fearrington Village, where she introduced the chocolate soufflé to the dessert menu.

Ms. Lewis' The Taste of Country Cooking taught us that Southern cooking is to be revered, not ridiculed. A social justice warrior, she generously mentored others, and yet the details about her life have been hard to come by – a fact at odds with her sizable impact.

At this familial dinner featuring surprise cameos, chefs who consider Edna Lewis a mentor and a hero will honor her by preparing tribute dishes. We’ll also have a panel discussion, kicked off by award-winning author Toni Tipton-Martin, to unearth more stories about this trailblazing chef’s remarkable legacy. In addition to our outstanding chefs, Fullsteam Brewery will pour craft brews.  Confirmed talent for this event includes:

  • Carla Hall, author of Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration
  • Colin Bedford of The Fearrington House Restaurant in Pittsboro
  • Joy Crump of FOODĒ and Mercantile in Fredericksburg
  • Sean Fowler of Mandolin in Raleigh
  • Walter Royal of Angus Barn in Raleigh
  • Bill Smith Jr. and Justin Burdett of Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill
  • Toni Tipton-Martin, author of The Jemima Code

If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please contact us before purchasing tickets. 


Fall Fête on the Village Green - $65 to $100

October 20, 2018  (1 - 4 pm)  | The Green at Southern Village

TerraVita’s ninth year will wrap up with our signature event. The Fall Fête includes a lot of amazing food and drink with live bluegrass! It gets larger this year, featuring both an Artisan Tent and more than 40 chefs and food artisans from across the state of North Carolina - representing the coast, the mountains, and everything in between. In addition, two dozen beverage producers will offer sustainably-sourced beverages from across the globe - including microbrews; spirits; craft sodas; organic coffees; drinking vinegars; and biodynamic, organically-grown, and natural wines. Live music by the Chatham Rabbits will offer great on-site entertainment!

For the VIP experience, guests will enter the Artisan Tent, sponsored by The Heart of North Carolina Convention and Visitors Bureau and Seagrove Potters, at Noon and enjoy signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by Hummingbird for the first half hour, then have the opportunity to enjoy the big tent 30 minutes earlier than standard admission, beginning at 12:30 pm.

The restaurants and food artisans this year:

Jolie in Raleigh, Crossroads Chapel Hill at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, Fearrington House Restaurant in Pittsboro, Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, the Katharine Brasserie in Winston-Salem, bu.ku in Raleigh, Saltbox Seafood in Durham, Buxton Hall Barbecue in Asheville, Union Special in Raleigh, Green Valley Grill in Greensboro, so.ca in Raleigh, The Pig paired with Weaver Street Market in Chapel Hill, Mandolin in Raleigh, Jack Tar and the Colonel's Daughter in Durham, Oakleaf in Carrboro, La Farm Bakery in Cary, The Asbury in Charlotte, East Durham Bake Shop in Durham, Mission Pizza in Winston-Salem, Cortez Seafood + Cocktail in Raleigh, Root Cellar in Chapel Hill, Benny's Big Time in Wilmington, Picnic in Durham, Il Palio in Chapel Hill, Saint Jacques in Raleigh, Ashten's in Southern Pines, Counting House at 21C in Durham, 18 Seaboard in Raleigh, Vidalia Restaurant & Wine Bar in Boone, Urban Street Eats in Swansboro, Whiskey Kitchen in Raleigh, Catch in Wilmington, Barrister's at the Esquire Hotel in Gastonia, Centro in Raleigh,

Food artisans this year in the tent sponsored by The Heart of North Carolina Convention and Visitors Bureau and Seagrove Potters:

Big Spoon Roasters (natural nut butters), Chocolatay Confections (chocolates and candies), Minerva Goods (preserves), Chapel Hill Creamery (cheese), and Queen George's Ginger (ginger products)

Beverage participants include:

Sour Grapes (wine), Fullsteam Brewery (beer), TOPO Organic Spirits (cocktails/spirits), Haw River Farmhouse Ales (beer), Queen of Wines (wine), Durham Distillery (cocktails/spirits), Crude Bitters & Soda (shrubs and natural sodas), Carrboro Coffee Roasters (coffee), De Maison Selections (wine), Honeygirl Meadery (mead), Old North Shrub (shrubs and natural sodas), Joe Van Gogh (coffee), Cathead Distillery (cocktails/spirits), Piedmont Wine Imports (wine), Slingshot Coffee (coffee and sodas), Bacco Selections (wine), Botanist & Barrel (cider), Alley Twenty Six (Tonic), Pisgah Brewing (beer), Resistor Brewing (kombucha), and Wine Authorities (wine)


All sales are final and all events take place rain or shine.

Please remember to bring a photo ID If You Intend to consume Alcohol.