2019 Schedule

The Whole Shebang - $550

October 16 - 19, 2019  |  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 a ticket to the Fall Fête on the Village Green (alcohol included). The events included in The Whole Shebang:

  • East Meets West Dinner on Wednesday, October 16
  • VIP + Hill Fire Dinner on Thursday, October 17
  • The Sustainable Classroom on Friday, October 18
  • Spirits Class at The Crunkleton on Friday, October 18
  • Karen Barker Tribute Dinner on Friday, October 18
  • Ice Cream After Party on Friday, October 18
  • VIP + Fall Fête on the Village Green on Saturday, October 19


East Meets West - $120

October 16, 2019  (6 - 8:30 pm)  | Fearrington Village Barn

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 picturesque Fearrington Village. Shining a light on the finest producers throughout North Carolina, the multi-course meal is served family style, showcases some of the most exciting talent in the state today, and is usually the first TerraVita event to sell out each year.
We've never repeated a guest chef at this dinner, but in honor of our 10th and final festival, we're bringing back 10 "East Meets West alumni" chefs for a night of exceptional food and community spirit. In addition, master baker Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery will provide fresh baked breads and crafted spreads for the dinner. Sour Grapes will serve their wines, Botanist & Barrel will serve their ciders and dry fruit wines, Tarboro Brewing Company will serve craft beer and Carrboro Coffee Roasters will serve coffee. Our 2019 chef lineup includes:

 If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please do not purchase tickets before contacting us at 404-822-0276. There are no refunds, and many food allergies cannot be accommodated since all dishes are served family style. 

Hill Fire: A Barbecue Revival with Pigs & Pies - $80 to $105

October 17, 2019  (6:30 - 8:30 pm) *VIP Begins at 4:45 pm* | The Carrboro Town Commons

TerraVita’s Thursday night event at the Carrboro Town Commons has always celebrated those who love to play with fire. This year, some of the region’s top pitmasters and chefs will come together for an evening of smoky bliss. In addition, there are limited VIP tickets that will offer cocktails and a pre-dinner behind-the-scenes experience with several of the pitmasters and chefs.


Sean Umstead with Kingfisher in Durham will be slinging specialty cocktails with Cathead Spirits,  James Creek Cider House will be serving their delicious hard ciders, and Haw River Farmhouse Ales will be serving up craft brews. Our 2019 chef and pitmaster lineup includes:


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


The Sustainable Classroom - $75

October 18, 2019  (9 am - 2:30 pm)  |  Multiple Locations

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. Attendees will be able to choose up to 3 classes from the schedule, and each class will be 1 hour and 15 minutes long.


Take a look at the classroom topics, participants and the schedule for 2019 by clicking here.

* These classes are limited in size and cooks 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.

Spirit of Adventure Cocktail Class - $40

October 18, 2019  (3 - 4:30 pm)  |  The Crunkleton

This special class, at beloved Franklin Street cocktail bar The Crunkleton, will open your mind to a broader world of spirits and ask you to step out of your comfort zone by putting your usual drink order aside for the afternoon. Gary Crunkleton has a purpose and story for each and every bottle on the shelf. He knows each spirit is worthy of consideration and why. So grab a front-row seat, describe your ideal drink – zeroing in on specific flavor profiles and qualities – and Gary will mix magic. Along with delivering a taste of some distinctive cocktails, Gary will discuss what’s trending in the bar world, including mezcal and pisco - two of the original Old World libations.



A Sweet Life: Tribute To Karen Barker - $120

October 18, 2019  (6:30 - 9:30 pm)  |  Lavender Oaks Farm

Extraordinary. Complex. Whimsical. Fanciful. Multi-faceted. Sublime. These are just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe Karen Barker’s incredible desserts over the decades.

Born in Brooklyn, Karen spent her entire career in the Triangle, having met her husband, Ben, a Chapel Hill native, on the very first day of training at the Culinary Institute of America. Though a transplant to the region, she had the same secret weapon that so many great Southern cooks have in common: a grandmother who instilled a love of cooking and a belief that food can be the centerpiece of so much of life’s wonder.  

After beginning their careers together at La Residence and Fearrington House, the Barkers made their mark in 1986, opening Magnolia Grill in Durham. In its 25 years of operation, Magnolia led the rise of New American cuisine, launched the careers of some of the South’s finest chefs, and won two James Beard awards: one for Karen as outstanding pastry chef in 2003 and one for Ben as best chef - Southeast in 2000. The Barkers were the first North Carolina chefs to take home the prestigious award, having created a well-respected fine dining restaurant long before the Triangle area had cemented its place on our nation’s culinary map.  

In addition to her work at Magnolia, Karen was a co-founder of the Southern Foodways Alliance, a cookbook author, and a loving mother to two. When son Gabe opened Pizzeria Mercato in Carrboro in 2015, he was lucky enough to have his mother design the dessert program.

We are honored to bring together family and friends to celebrate the significant contributions Karen made to our community in a life too short. At this familial and nostalgic dinner, chefs who consider Karen a mentor and a hero will prepare an amazing meal, served family style, in her honor. We are thankful to have worked closely with Ben and Gabe on the lineup for this unforgettable evening at the beautiful Lavender Oaks Farm in Chapel Hill. Our 2019 chef lineup includes:

Debra Lewis of Vintage '59 Imports will curate the wines for the dinner, Durham Distillery will provide cocktails and Fullsteam Brewery will serve craft beer.

If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please do not purchase tickets before contacting us at 404-822-0276. There are no refunds, and many food allergies cannot be accommodated since all dishes are served family style. 

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

October 19, 2019  (1:30 - 4 pm) *VIP Begins at 12:30 pm*  | The Green at Southern Village

Our 10th and final festival will conclude, as it always does, under a big tasting tent at the Village Green at Southern Village. The Fall Fête will feature more than 40 chefs and food artisans from across the state of North Carolina. In addition, more than 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.

We’ll also have an Artisan Tent – sponsored by Seagrove NC, the Pottery Capital of the US – with demonstrations by local potters and samples from makers of chocolate, nut butters, cheeses, jams, pastries, and more. Cookbook author Jean Anderson, author of Kiln to Kitchen (published by UNC Press in September 2019), will be on hand for a book signing.

For the VIP experience, guests can enter at 12:30 pm and enjoy signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for the first half hour, then VIPs have the opportunity to enter the big tent 30 minutes earlier than standard admission. For the early VIPs, we will have Brandon Sharp with Hawthorne & Wood in Chapel Hill, Jake Wood with Plates Kitchen in Raleigh, Brendan Cox with Oakleaf in Carrboro, Melissa and Lee Katrincic with Durham Distillery and Sean Umstead (using Cathead spirits) with Kingfisher in Durham serving up special tastes.


The restaurants this year:

Heirloom in Charlotte, kō•än in Cary, French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville, Postal Seafood in Pittsboro, Yolk Cafe in Charlotte, Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill, Pod Cafe in Raleigh, Bonjour Y'all Bakery in Davidson, Crossroads Chapel Hill at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, Mandolin in Raleigh, Pizzeria Toro in Durham, La Farm Bakery in Cary, The Asbury in Charlotte, Old North Meats & Provisions (coming soon) in Durham, Cortez Seafood + Cocktail in Raleigh, Root Cellar in Chapel Hill, Saint Jacques in Raleigh, Ashten's in Southern Pines, Counting House at 21C in Durham, Harvest 18 in Durham, Barrister's at the Esquire Hotel in Gastonia, Papa Shogun in Raleigh, 300 East in Charlotte, and Guglhupf in Durham and Chapel Hill. A few more to come...

Food artisans this year, in the tent sponsored by Seagrove, NC - the Pottery Capital of the U.S.:

Sweet Arielle Bakery (Preserves and Baked Goods), Chapel Hill Creamery (cheese), Big Spoon Roasters (natural nut butters), Fiddlehead Farm (jams and preserves), Chocolatay Confections (chocolates and candies), poppysol (herbals), Prodigal Farms (cheese), and King Cobra Apiary (honey). A few more to come...

Beverage participants include:

Botanist & Barrel (cider), Slingshot Coffee Co. (coffee, sodas & teas), Sour Grapes (wine), Fullsteam Brewery (beer), Boro Beverage (kombucha), Sanctuary Vineyards (wine),  James Creek Cider House (cider), Sercy Spiked and Sparkling (alcoholic sodas), Four Saints Brewing Company (beer), TOPO Organic Spirits (cocktails/spirits), Queen of Wines (wine), Durham Distillery (cocktails/spirits), Carrboro Coffee Roasters (coffee), De Maison Selections (wine), Honeygirl Meadery (mead), Joe Van Gogh (coffee), Cathead Distillery (cocktails/spirits), Alley Twenty Six (cocktails/tonic), Bacco Selections (wine) and Wine Authorities (wine). A few more to come...

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.