Sunday, June 10, 2018

Carowinds Kicks Off All-New Great Carolina Fest Celebration

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This weekend marks the start of Carowinds' new Great Carolina Fest, which is described by the park as an event for the "whole family featuring lip-smacking specialty food, music, interactive entertainment, festive décor and the best sweet tea this side of Dixie."

The event began on June 9th and will run all the way through June 24th.  The event is meant to celebrate the culture of the Carolinas through a vast selection of food offerings, special entertainment, shopping and more.  Admission to the event is a part of the general admission ticket, and guests can purchase special tickets for food samplings as they wish.

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The mouth-watering food is the centerpiece of the festival, with six special kiosks found around the park's large Harmony Hall dining location.  Some of the different dishes include "Bourbon Peach Pie, Bacon-wrapped Quail, Shrimp and Grits, Crispy Banana Pudding, Roasted Corn and a Pulled Pork Spring Roll."

Several dining locations in the park will have special menus as well during the Great Carolina Fest, including items like fried green tomato and bacon sandwiches, and many of them are even available on the park's dining plan.

During the Great Carolina Fest the theme park will feature live performances from different regional artists, including dueling pianos, a mix of country music at the Stateline Stage, and cool brews to go along with the "unexpected instrumentation of Brew Beatz." 

Other family fun includes games on the park's giant lawn, oversized Adirondack chairs for relaxing and "sipping signature iced tea on the Sweet Tea Terrace while listening to musical storytelling of days gone by."  For more on the Great Carolina Fest check out Carowinds' official website.