October Food Events in Moore County, NC

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Fall has arrived! There are so many interesting food events happening all around Moore County, NC this month. Here are several you should check out:

October 11: Pumpkin Beer Dinner at The Sly Fox
No better way to get ready for fall than the Pumpkin Beer Dinner at The Fox! Enjoy a 4-course dinner paired with Pumpkin Beers. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

October 13: International Sardine Festival
You can be an authentic Sandhills native once you’ve attended the Sardine Festival. Last year’s Sardine Queen will arrive by fire truck at 12 pm, and the new 2017 Queen will be crowned shortly afterwards. Everyone is invited to Aberdeen Lake Park, just off US Hwy 1, for a lunch of sardines, crackers, Moon Pies, RC Colas, and Coca-Colas. The sardines and other delicacies are free, but people are encouraged to make a small donation.

October 14: Southern Pines Brewing 3rd Anniversary Celebration
Come visit Southern Pines Brewing Company to help them celebrate their 3rd Anniversary! The celebration is packed with activities throughout the day. There will be a large outdoor stage, multiple food trucks on site, a bouncy house for kids, and the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS show car will be on site!

October 14: Wine Expert Night at Pinehurst’s The Holly Inn
Join Wine Expert Paolo Pellizzari of Bacco Selections for a delectable taste of hand-selected Italian wines. Bacco Selections is an Italian-American company importing fine Italian wines into North Carolina with a mission to import renowned wines that are not yet available here. They discover emergent boutique wines with small production that have not yet entered the U.S. market. Paolo and his staff personally visit the facilities, meet owners and workers and taste wines before deciding which to import.

October 15: English Carvery at The Sly Fox
The traditional Sly Fox Sunday roast features Roast Beef, Roasted Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, Yorkshire Puddings, Horseradish, and Gravy.

October 21: Wild Game Dinner – Celebrating Argentina
One of the best-known cultural symbols of Argentina, the gaucho is a rough, tough, free-riding horseman of the pampa and proud cousin of the North American cowboy. A prominent cattle-producing region, the pampa boasts vast, open pastures managed by modern-day gauchos who produce some of the best grass-fed beef in the world. This dinner will celebrate the heritage of the La Pampa province with a four-course meal showcasing the diverse flavors and agricultural products that are abundant in the country.

October 27: Lunch Bunch at The Market Place
The Market Place has a nice selection of salads, quiche and soups (and more), including vegetarian dishes and “specials of the day, not to mention homemade cookies and other baked goodies! This lunch is hosted by the Newcomers of the Pinehurst Area. All are welcome.

October 28: Village of Pinehurst Oktoberfest
The day kicks off with Kinderfest, a fun festival for children, with lots to see and do for the whole family. There will be carnival games, entertainment, and contests. The fun continues in the evening for adults with a traditional Oktoberfest featuring German music from the Holzhackern Tyrolean band, folk dancing, the second annual Pumpkin-Apple Baking Contest, and an Oktoberfest Games Arena. Brats, sauerkraut, pretzels, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches, soda, beer and wine will be available.


If you have a food event coming up in November that you’d like for us to share, email the date, name of the event, and a brief description to hello@mooreeats.com. (Submissions can be edited for length or consistency.)

September Food Events in Moore County, NC

September Food Events in Moore County

September is jam-packed with food events happening all around Moore County. Here are a few you should check out:

September 13: Low Country Seafood Boil
Come out to The Sly Fox for their Annual Low Country Seafood Boil! $19.95 per person++.

September 15: Chef & Maker Weekends: Katie Button
Join Asheville Chef Katie Button for an unforgettable culinary weekend. Our final Chef & Maker event will include a Spanish tapas party, question-and-answer session with Chef Button, cookbook signing, discussion with local pottery makers and Chef’s Dinner.

September 16: Eats, Beats & Brews
Bring your appetite as the Arboretum hosts food trucks, craft beer vendors, games, and live entertainment from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Admission is free.

September 16: Art & Wine Walk
The Art & Wine Walk is a Progressive Food & Wine Tasting with a twist…local art! Culinary Art, Visual Art & Performance Art. Sip, sample, stroll, and shop throughout the Village of Pinehurst.

September 16: Oktoberfest at The Sly Fox
Come out to The Sly Fox for their Oktoberfest Sept. 16th through Oct. 3rd. Enjoy their All German tap line and menu.

September 17: English Carvery at The Sly Fox
The traditional Sunday roast at The Fox features Roast Lamb, Roasted Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, Fresh Mint Sauce, and Gravy. $21.95 per person++.

September 18: Pedals & Pints
To anyone/everyone who owns a bike no matter what you have, bring it & let’s ride!! Ride around Southern Pines to burn some calories and reward yourself with beer & food afterwards.

September 20: Dining in the Pines – Elliott’s on Linden
Enjoy a Chefs’ Table Dinner that includes 4/5 Courses with Wine Pairings. This event supports the Moore Free & Charitable Clinic.

September 23: Cooking Class at The Flavor Exchange
Mark your calendars for a brunch cooking class! Watch the step-by-step process of making a FitParfait and build your own at the end. Please register ASAP as registration is capped at 12 people.

September 28: Oktoberfest Wein Dinner
Come to the Oktoberfest Wein Dinner, a 4 Course Dinner with wine pairings. $60 per person++. Come explore Red and White Wines of Germany with our Sommelier, Ben. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

September 30: The Axis Deer: Nose to Tail Wine Dinner
Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul and team will present a four-course meal featuring the Axis deer, which is widely praised as the best tasting, most tender game meat available. They will honor the whole animal by reviving nose-to-tail eating, a style of cooking in which almost no part of the animal is wasted. This practice, which dates back to at least the Middle Ages, has recently reemerged with diners finding the less loved “odd bits” are often more flavorful than the standard fare.


If you have a food event coming up in October that you’d like for us to share, email the date, name of the event, and a brief description to hello@mooreeats.com. (Submissions can be edited for length or consistency.)

July Food Events in Moore County, NC

Summer is in full swing and there are a ton of fun food events in Moore County this month. Here are a few you might want to check out.

July 7: Poole’s Diner-Inspired Dinner
Celebrate the start of Chef & Maker weekend with a Poole’s Diner-inspired event featuring reimagined Southern comfort food. Presented in part by The Country Bookshop, Pinehurst Resort’s culinary team has put together a menu inspired by James Beard Award-winning Chef Ashley Christensen’s philosophy of bright, fresh flavors and locally grown, seasonal ingredients.

Enjoy beer from Double Barley and Mystery Brewing along with spirits from Doc Porter’s Distillery, Topo Organic and Piedmont Distillers. Wine will be provided by Biltmore and Carmel Road.

July 10: Pedals & Pints
Everyone with a bike is encouraged to come ride around Southern Pines to burn some calories and enjoy beer and food afterwards. One lucky rider will win a prize!

July 11: Brixx Buxx Pizza Fundraiser for Caring Hearts for Canines
Eat pizza and support Caring Hearts for Canines! Whether you eat in or dine out, Brixx will donate $3 per 10″ pizza and $1 per kids’ pizza. Make sure to print out and present the flyer from the Facebook page.

July 12: Beer and Wing Night at The Sly Fox
Beer and Wing Night is Back! Join us for some great Summer beer specials and an unlimited Wing Bar with sides.

July 12: Birds and Bubbles
Enjoy Fried Chicken with Fixin’s Family Style Dinner with Bubbles Flight. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

July 18: Summer Sippers Wine Tasting
Come join your friends and drink those great summer sipper wines we all love while supporting Caring Hearts for Canines. Try a full range of wines from around the world and fun summer food prepared by Chef Patrick and his crew.

Drawings for prizes throughout the night. Wines will be offered for sale during the event at greatly reduced prices. Etalia will be closed in support of this private event, so please secure your reservation ahead of time.

July 25: Single Malt Scotch Tasting
Enjoy 3 Scotches and 3 Bites at this tasting event. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

July 25: Summer Fun Wine Dinner
Great summer wine dinner featuring an awesome 4 course meal paired with wines from Wagner Family Wines.


If you have a food event coming up in August that you’d like for us to share, email the date, name of the event, and a brief description to hello@mooreeats.com. (Submissions can be edited for length or consistency.)

Fun May Food Events Happening in Moore County

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There are so many interesting May food events happening all around Moore County. We’ve got Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day coming up, so be sure to stop by your favorite local restaurant to see what they’ve got going on on those big days.

Here are some other events happening around the county this month. Enjoy!

May 5: Cinco De Mayo at The Sly Fox
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at The Sly Fox with margarita flights and a taco bar.

May 5: Cinco De Mayo Party at Los Cabos Aberdeen
Spend Cinco De Mayo at Los Cabos with food specials and a margarita special all day.

May 5: Tap Takeover at Triangle Wine Co in Southern Pines
Stop by Triangle Wine Company for a White Street Tap Takeover. They will have five White Street brews on tap for your enjoyment. Come learn about craft beers, enjoy delicious brews, and even take home a six pack or two to enjoy over the weekend.

May 6: Blue & Brews: A Festival at the Farm
Enjoy a day at the farm with bluegrass performances by The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project, Tommy Edwards Bluegrass Experience, Vickie Vaughn Band, and Hank, Pattie & The Current. Railhouse Brewery and Southern Pines Brewing Company will be on the grounds serving cold beer all day along with Black Rock Vineyards! Chewy’s Smokin’ BBQ, and The Market Place Restaurant will also be available for concessions.

May 6: Nature’s Roots Farm x The Vibe BBQ
To celebrate The Vibe being Nature’s Roots Farm newest drop off location, Nature’s Roots Farm will be cooking up farm fresh grass-fed/forest-fed meats! Feel free to bring your friends, family, and your little ones!

May 6: Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause! Come out to support your local Boy Scouts by purchasing tickets to the pancake breakfast. Tickets will be sold at the door.

May 6: Rhett’s Bourbon Dinner
Come to Rhett’s for a four-course meal and live music by Becca Rae. Reservations required.

May 12: Chef & Maker Weekend: Sandhills Pig Pickin’
The kick-off to the Chef & Maker Series weekend featuring Clark Barlowe. Enjoy a menu inspired by Chef Barlowe’s hyper-local philosophy including a pit-cooked whole pig and a variety of classic southern sides, sourced from here in the Sandhills. They will also be serving up beer from Mother Earth Brewing, wine from Bacco Selections and specialty drinks from Doc Porter’s Distillery and Topo Organic Spirits.

May 13: Chef & Maker Weekend: Clark Barlowe Chef Dinner
For this special Chef & Maker dinner, Chef Clark Barlowe has crafted a farm-to-fork menu celebrating fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a globally-inspired four-course meal rooted in his Southern background.

May 15: WOW Annual Strawberry Festival
The Women of Weymouth are excited for their annual Strawberry Festival! The Carolina Philharmonic Junior Orchestra will perform at the event this year, so break out your best hat and enjoy this Spring tradition. Enjoy a delicious luncheon and, of course, strawberry shortcake.

May 20: Woodstock ’69 Bar Crawl
Get your flower wreaths and bellbottoms – lets party like its 1969. Stops include Belltree, So Pies, Nevilles, Jefferson, and O’Donnells.

May 23: Triangle Wine Co. Wine Tasting
First Command will be sampling wine & beer at Triangle Wine Company in Southern Pines on May 23rd! Come out for an evening of fun, good beer and wine, and hors d’ouevres.

May 24: Pop-up Breakfast by The Goodie Jar
Healthy, nutrient rich breakfast and snacks for busy families. We are popping up at Java Bean Plantation and Roasting Co.

May 24: Vegetarian Night at Elliotts on Linden
Veggie Lovers! Just for you at Elliotts. Enjoy a four-course vegetarian dinner. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

May 25: Duskin and Stephens Beef & Beer 2017 hosted by The Bell Tree Tavern
The 5th annual Mike Duskin and Riley Stephens Beef and Beer Benefit hosted by The Bell Tree Tavern. Beef and Beer is an annual staple in the Sandhills’ community that celebrates the lives of all fallen Special Operators and their families.

February Food & Drink Events

February is a busy month for food and drink events in Moore County, NC! Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner or just looking for a good place to have a beer or two, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few things on the calendar this month:

February 10: Almanac Beer Co. Tap Takeover at Triangle Wine Company Southern Pines
Featuring Hoppy Sour: Citra, Hoppy Sour: Mosaic, Farmer’s Reserve: Nectarine, Farmer’s Reserve: Blackberry, Barbary Coast Coffee Stout, and Pilsner.

February 11: Wines for Your Valentine at Triangle Wine Company Southern Pines
Featuring Bodegas Salentein, premium wines of the Uco Valley, Argentina. $5 Tasting Fee.

February 13: GALentine’s Day Special at Wine & Design
What’s Galentine’s Day? It’s ladies celebrating ladies! Grab your girls, your fav wine and celebrate Galentine’s Day while painting together!

February 14: Valentine’s Day of Indulgence at Mid Pines
Enjoy their Valentine’s Day of Indulgence menu, a five-course dinner served with complimentary sparkling wine for just $89 per couple.

February 14: Rhett’s Valentine’s Wine Dinner
Make your reservations for the annual Valentine’s Wine Dinner with seatings from 5-10 p.m. Featuring DeMorgenzon Wines from South Africa. Special 4-course menu paired with wine.

February 14: Sweetheart Dinner at Pine Needles-Mid Pines
Treat your sweetheart to a Sweetheart’s Dinner at The Crest Dining Room this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a 3-Course Dinner served with a bottle of sparkling wine for $49 per person.

February 19: Empty Bowls at Southern Pines Elks Lodge 1692
Enjoy a simple meal of soup and desserts from area chefs as well as live music and pottery demonstrations. Proceeds will benefit the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care.

February 19: English Carvery at The Sly Fox
The traditional Sunday roast at the Sly Fox features Roast Beef, Roasted Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, Yorkshire Puddings, Horseradish and Gravy.

February 22: Aged Beer Tasting at The Sly Fox
They’re cracking open some fantastic bottles of beer that have aged over the last 3 years. Enjoy 3 Beers and 3 Bites for $25 per person++. Space is limited, so call for reservations.

February 25: 90s Bar Crawl
Hope everyone saved your livers from winter break – grab those fanny packs and neon coats and lets party like it’s 1996. 90s power hour is HIGHLY encouraged before meeting up at Bell Tree.

February 25: Kombucha Brewing Class at Wood Element Acupuncture & Herbs
Experience the benefits and learn how to make this delicious probiotic for you, your family, and friends – just in time for the holidays. We provide the knowledge and materials to make you successful in the basics and secondary fermentation. Tea lesson and tasting; kombucha tasting, and snacks provided! Fee is $25.00.


Do you have a food or drink event that you’d like to submit for an upcoming calendar? Let us know by emailing us at hello@mooreeats.com or leaving a comment below.