The Sandhills Annual Rural Heritage Food Tasting event occurs every September, at the end of the market season--a perfect time to enjoy mouth-watering regional cuisine in an outdoor setting where community fellowship fuels the celebration.
Attendees from the local community and throughout North Carolina come to enjoy fresh market produce and meats prepared the "good ole' Southern way." It's the perfect event to welcome autumn and, as people did long ago, enjoy the bounty of the land outdoors with family and friends.
This culinary celebration is also a chance for remembrance and celebration of the foods and recipes enjoyed throughout the Sandhills region and handed down through generations of African-American families.
The best cooks in the Spring Lake community volunteer their time, knowledge, and skills to prepare a wide array of foods for sampling--vegetables, side dishes, meats, desserts, and beverages.
Sprinkle in entertainment to explore African-American culture and history through music, dance, historic reenactments, storytelling, and crafts for a family-friendly event of food and fun.