Taste of Carolina Originals

You can check out our "Taste of Carolina Originals" online, sponsored by Food Lion.
Visit the street festival next year to enjoy their free all-day food samples.

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Food Lion

Food Lion is an American grocery store chain headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina, that operates over 1000 supermarkets in 10 states of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, employing over 63,000 people. It was founded in 1957 as Food Town, a single grocery store in Salisbury.

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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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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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Sweet Mornings Farm

Our farm is a labor of love by a mother and son who delight in growing good food, enjoying the incredible beauty of the earth, and caring for the land. We offer Organically-grown vegetables, eggs, and pork.

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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.

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What's Shake'n Concessions

We sell Quality Deluxe Ice Cream to Events,Festivals,County Fairs, Schools fund raisers and more.


Many of our festival vendors are still available online! Check out a variety of tasty offerings for everyone from Southern food lovers to picky eaters:

Beaver Food Service | fair food

Bojangles | chicken tenders, fries

Campus Gas, LLC | hot dog, hamburger, ribs, fries, bbq

Carolina Tea Company | slushies

Cherry On Top | desserts

Dumpling Girls | dumpling truck

El Patron Mexican Grill and Cantina | tacos, nachos

Food Frienzy | Fair Food

Go Burrito | dump cake

Homeslice Pizza | pizza

Hot Dog Shack | hot dogs, hamburbers

Island Noodles, NC | Island noodles, teryaki chicken

Jacob and Mabrey's Gourmet Cotton Candy | cotton candy

Jon G's Barbecue | meat & fixins

King of Pops | ice cream

Mambo on Ruedas | cuban

Mean Mug Coffee Company | coffee

Meat Masters | bbq

Mr. Cone Icecream | ice cream

NC Ribs on Wheels, LLC | ribs, brisket, bbq

Pelican's SnoBalls | sno cones

Que Viva! Latin Street Grill, LLC | latin, columbian

Rascal Jack's Sandwich Shack | sandwiches

Select Bakery | cake

SnoBiz of Granite Quarry | sno cones

Sunset Slush of Lexington | italian ice

The Candy Shoppe on Main | fudge, candy

The Ground Burger | burgers

The Old 97 Kettlecorn Company | kettlecorn

Timmons Concessions | funnel cake, corn dogs, nachos, fried oreos

Unique Treats | kettle corn


Yummi Banh Mi Truck | banh mi

Zekos 2 Go, LLC | chicken, lamb, philly