Enjoy a variety of tasty offerings for everyone from Southern food lovers to picky eaters from festival vendors, plus restaurants and eateries in downtown Salisbury. To see a list of downtown businesses, please visit

Taste of Carolina Originals

This new area of the festival features Carolina brands and each will have free tasting samples for you to enjoy.

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Cackalacky, Inc.

'Round here, we believe that most folks agree that Cackalacky® eats are always best enjoyed with friends and proper drink. And, in the case of Cheerwine®, we actually took this maxim *quite literally* by developing a sweet 'n savory "tomato based" dipping-grilling sauce & marinade that's actually made with the original Cheerwine® secret formula and our secret Cackalacky® spice blend. A "legendary handshake between lively Southern food and drink" if you will.

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Cook Out Restaurants

"Welcome to Cook Out. May I take your order, please?" It has been 28 years since these words were first spoken. Cook Out originated in 1989 in Greensboro, NC. We care about the quality of our food and service. Their menu includes grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and North Carolina barbecue.

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House-Autry Mills, Inc

It all started back in 1812 when the House family migrated from England to Newton Grove, North Carolina. For many years, our number one product was corn meal. Over the years we’ve added a number of traditionally-seasoned breading mixes and coatings for chicken, seafood, pork, and other things (like vegetables). We’ve added hushpuppies, biscuit and cornbread mixes, sauces, and our oven-baked product line.

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JoJo's Homestyle Foods, LLC

“Straight Cheezin!” Our vision for this company is to grow as a family with our amazing employees and faithful guests to reach a nationwide status as a very unique brand. Bringing you a select variety of products that are the very best in their field by using the best ingredients available and giving you, the consumer, the best possible experience in shopping with us. We started at a local Farmers market, so we focus to “keep it local.”

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Lindy's Homemade Italian Ice

Maybe you have fond memories of sprinting from one roller coaster to another at amusement parks. Or, maybe your memories are from summers at the beach playing in the crashing waves. Either way, there’s only one thing that could get you to sit still for any period of time – authentic Italian Ice from a nearby street cart. Lindy’s Italian Ice allows you to relive the best part of summer just by reaching into your freezer.

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Mooresville Ice Cream

It all started back in 1924 with the founding of the Mooresville Ice Cream Company. The headline in the Mooresville Enterprise on February 21, 1924 announced, "Mooresville is to have an Ice Cream Factory." The rest... as they say... is history.

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Renwood Mills

A Southern staple since 1935, our Self-Rising Flour is carefully milled with 100% soft wheat to yield the lightest and fluffiest biscuits, pastries, and quick breads. Once you try Southern Biscuit® Self-Rising flour, you’ll know why it’s the flour that Southern bakers have trusted for over 75 years.


Beaver Food Service | Fair Food

Big Tasty Food Truck | Hot Dogs, BBQ, Fries

Bojangle's | Chicken Tenders

Cherry on Top | Desserts


Dumpling Girls | Chinese Food

El Patron | Mexican Food

Gripps Grills | Fair Food

Homeslice Pizza | Pizza

It's Poppin! Gourmet Kettlecorn | Kettlecorn

King of Pops | Popsicles

Mambo on Ruedas | Cuban Food

Mean Mug Coffee Company | Coffee

Moon Pie | Desserts

Mr. Cone Ice Cream | Ice Cream

NC Ribs on Wheels, LLC | Ribs

Sinfully Delicious Custom Bakery | Cheerwine Cake

Snack Wagon Concessions | Fair Food

SnoBiz of Granite Quarry | Sno Cones

Sunset Slush of Lexington | Italian Shaved Ice

Teriyaki | Food on a Stick

The Ground Burger | Burgers

The Hot Dog Shack | Hot Dogs, Burgers, Chips

The Old 97 Kettlecorn Company | Kettlecorn

Timmons Concessions | Fair Food


Yummi Bahn Mi | Vietnamese Food

Zekos 2 Go | Fair Food