Last year, Charlotte saw the inaugural Bayhaven Food and Wine Festival, a community gathering to celebrate Black chefs and drink makers here in the city. Over 65 chefs and beverage makers participated and over 2,5000 attendees enjoyed small portions of food and drinks, a Jazz brunch, and even an outdoor BBQ. Needless to say, we’re so excited to see the 2nd annual Bayhaven Food & Wine Festival, as well as the Juneteenth Carnival happening this October.
The 3-day festival will run from October 19th-23rd with a Juneteenth Kickoff Carnival happening on June 21st. The festival itself will feature numerous intimate, multi-course chef dinners, a large tasting event and a tailgate celebration to close out the festival. Once again, the festival takes place at Camp North End again.
Just as last year The Bayhaven Food and Wine Festival will raise funds and provide “opportunities for Black experts in the hospitality industry: chefs, farmers, artisans, brewers, and distillers.”
The full lineup will be announced and ticket will go on sale on June 19th, and we’ll update you then. For more information, check out their website.