Charlotte StrEATs Festival

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Charlotte StrEATs Festival

Let’s celebrate Charlotte’s culinary scene during Charlotte SHOUT!

By Charlotte StrEATs Festival

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, April 16 · 12 - 5pm EDT


Gateway Village 900 West Trade Street Charlotte, NC 28202

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About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us Sunday, April 16 for the second annual Charlotte StrEATs Festival in partnership with Charlotte SHOUT! Attendees can celebrate the city’s culinary scene at this FREE event! While this is a free event, please register to let us know you're coming. This will allow us to create the best experience for everyone.

The festival will feature a special appearance from world-renowned chef, Alex Guarnashelli! Chef Alex will be doing a cooking demonstration and emceeing our Neighborhood Cook-off curated by The Plaid Penguin! These battles will pit chefs head-to-head in a cook-off to win the title of StrEATs Neighborhood Champion.

Come shop in our carefully curated artisan market featuring some of the city's top culinary vendors, enjoy cooking demonstrations, food trucks, live music, art, and more! To learn more and to see the most up-to-date information including participating vendors, food trucks and more, visit:

Stage schedule and full details to be announced soon!

Cocktail Tasting Wristbands: Purchase a cocktail wristband to taste craft cocktails created by Charlotte’s top mixologists! Mixologists will create a beverage from our partners that best represents their neighborhood. 21+ only. Wristbands are on sale now for $25 online and $30 at the door. Price includes 6 tasting coins - each redeemable for one cocktail. See participating liquor brands and their mixologists:

Hosted by: Unpretentious Palate and Carben Events + Marketing.

Sponsored by: Compass Group, Southern Star, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Fresh List.


*While we love our fluffy friends, there are no pets allowed at this event.

*All ages are welcome.

*This event is outside but the majority will be covered under an atrium. This event is rain or shine.

*Parking is available in the Gateway Village parking deck. Fees apply.

About the organizer

In partnership with Charlotte SHOUT!, food publication Unpretentious Palate and Carben Events are excited to introduce a new festival celebrating the chefs and neighborhoods that make Charlotte's culinary scene what it is.

Attendees will taste their way through the city's most iconic neighborhoods without leaving Gateway Village in Uptown! The festival will also feature cooking demonstrations, neighborhood vs. neighborhood cook-offs, celebrity chefs, food trucks, live music, art and vendors.

$0 – $25