Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll be sharing “21 Days” of some event or place in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come out and play. This month it’s all about local festivals that celebrate arts, culture, food and beverage.
The NC Hops and Roots Festival is a combination camping trip with musical entertainment, that features local farms along side NC breweries and vineyards found in the bucolic setting of Shakori Hills. The festival’s mission aims to raise awareness about the bounty of local talent on many fronts, each nourishing us in various ways. The family friendly festival offers free overnight camping (included in the price of admission) and plenty of activities and educational opportunities for all ages. It’s a fun way to kick off the unofficial start of Summer vacation season on Memorial Day weekend (May 24).
New to this year’s event is a home brewing competition organized and sponsored by Farm Boy Farms, a grower of barley, wheat, rye, milo and hops for NC microbreweries. Learn more about the home brewer competition via the Facebook event page.