BayHaven Food & Wine Festival is coming back to Charlotte, and the party starts soon

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The BayHaven Food and Wine Festival is set to return to Charlotte on Oct. 19-23 — but the festivities will get an early start this summer.

WHEN: The celebration begins Sunday, June 19 with the Juneteenth Kickoff Carnival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

WHERE: Camp North End, 1774 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, NC 28206

TICKETS: Online tickets for the Juneteenth event are $12 per person, with ages 12 and younger free, at bayhavenfoodandwine.com. No ticket sales are available at the door.

WHAT: Entertainment will include a Ferris wheel, petting zoo, vendors, Black-owned food trucks such as What the Fries and more.

BayHaven Food & Wine Festival details

The full lineup for Oct. 19-23 festival will be released June 19, and ticket sales will begin then.

The five-day festival will be a celebration of Black foodways, she says, and will be themed “Homecoming,” with inspiration from historically Black colleges and universities. Events held at BayHaven restaurants throughout Charlotte will include multi-course dinners, a tasting event and a tailgating celebration.

Charlotte, NC - October 24, 2021: The first annual Bay Haven Food & Wine Festival at Camp North End. Photo by Clay Williams. © Clay Williams / http://claywilliamsphoto.com
Charlotte, NC - October 24, 2021: The first annual Bay Haven Food & Wine Festival at Camp North End. Photo by Clay Williams. © Clay Williams / http://claywilliamsphoto.com

“We learned a lot in that first year,” said Subrina Collier, founder of BayHaven Wine & Food Festival, a 2020 James Beard Foundation Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow and co-owner of BayHavenRestaurant Group with her James Beard-nominated husband, chef Greg Collier. “We can’t wait to get back to it — bigger and better — in year two.”

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Chefs who have signed on to participate include: Matthew Raiford, Tanya Holland, Kristi Brown, Keith Rhodes, Ederique Goudia, Lawrence Weeks, Adrian Lipscomb, Greg Williams and Jamie Barnes.

Bayhaven Food & Wine Festival

Juneteenth Kickoff Carnival: June 19

Festival: Oct. 19-23

Tickets: https://www.bayhavenfoodandwine.com/

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