pepperfest 2023

October 1, 2023

we will celebrate outside @ the plant, a 16-acre eco-industrial park of likeminded businesses and surrounded by nature on occupied tuscarora land. 

we are so grateful to have your continued support as we rebuild and transform into our new love and light. this year will look very different! we have will host a small group of folks who enjoy vibrant connection, live music and filling up on delicious pepper-themed dishes and beverages made with delicious, locally grown sweet, hot and smoky nc peppers. chefs & beverage makers compete for awards. foodies taste all the different dishes made from peppers grown in the piedmont of north carolina. children run wild, folks dance, laugh and enjoy the many different creations. pepper awards are crowned, local businesses and non profits share their offering and we all go home very happy, full & spicy!

we will have funky and soulful live music with Soultriii! an acrobatic imagine circus performance, an artistic educational and cultural walkthrough, a 21+ lounge at faire game, a kid’s zone with a cooking class and pepper arts and crafts by circle city supper club, vendors, a small farmers’ market and fun for the entire family.

Get your TIX TODAY! Prices will go up over the coming months! Kids under 12 FREE!

pepperfest has grown by leaps and bounds since its humble beginnings in 2008 as a taste test for a local organic farmer’s pepper breeding program, to today’s serious celebration of the abundance of local food in the piedmont of north carolina.

we welcome monetary support for this spicy event

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PepperFest poster design by © Ramsey given