Carolina in the Fall audience at night

July 5, 2016

Carolina in the Fall™ presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. today announced the line-up of Food Trucks and Beverage Vendors for Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival. The Food Trucks will be competing in the Food Truck Championship that awards a First Prize of $500.00, Championship trophy and Truck sticker. Additionally, trucks will be competing for the Best Themed Truck trophy.

This year’s competition brings a diverse menu and the best of the best of western North Carolina’s Food Trucks. The Trucks scheduled to serve festival attendees this year are: 1. Poor Man BBQ and More… Pork, Chicken and sides; 2. PorterHouse Burger Truck (winner of last years Grand Prize)… Burgers and Fries; 3. Baconessence… Sandwiches, Melts with Bacon; 4. King Queen Haitian Cuisine… Haitian Chicken/Pork/Fish and sides; 5. Bebo’s Mac Shack… variety of Gourmet Mac and Cheeses; 6. DOGS… Hot Dogs, Wild Sausages and sides; 7. Wingz On Wheelz…Hand breaded wings and tenders and fresh cut potato chips; 8. Cameron’s Funnel Cakes… Funnel cakes with variety of toppings; 9. The Stinging Nettle… Cornbread waffles topped with burgers and carnitas, etc; 10. A Boa Time… Asian street food, Steamed buns.

“We have a great variety of Food Trucks for the Food Truck competition this year” says Championship Director Caitlen Isom, “everyone should be able to find a few favorites to enjoy during the festival”. “We have some excellent judges for this year’s championship” Caitlen said, “Judging this year’s competition will be local chefs, Blake Sebastian of Blake’s Catering, Lia Chasar of Elsewhere on Tenth and WCC Culinary Arts Lead Instructor Kimrey Jordan”. “We have made a big change from last year”, she continued, “the Main Street festival area will be open to the general public, so if you want to experience the Food Trucks and Craft Vendors, that area of the festival grounds will be open to everyone. If you want to have access to the music venues, then a ticket is required”.

In addition to the food vendors, Carolina in the Fall will have an assortment of snack options as well. Talia Espresso, Kettlebear Kettlecorn, Anchor Coffee and the Brushy Mountain Creamery will be on hand to satisfy the caffeine and sweet needs of the festival goers.

This year, the vendors for the Beer and Wine Garden are Brushy Mountain Winery, Booneshine Brewing Company and Lost Province Brewing Company. The Beer/Wine Garden is sponsored by the host hotels for Carolina in the Fall, the Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn Express. Only those 21 and over and with Festival passes will have access to the Beer/Wine Garden.

The second annual Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival takes place this year in Downtown Wilkesboro on September 23rd and 24th. Gates will open for the festival each day at 10 A.M. with music beginning at 11 A.M. and will continue until 10 P.M. in the evening. Each evening of the festival, VIP ticket holders will be treated to the Carolina Jam™ at the Yadkin Valley Event Center at the Wilkesboro Holiday Inn Express. This once in a lifetime band jam experience is scheduled to begin each evening at 11:00 and last for two hours.

Single Day Festival passes are $30.00, Two Day Passes are $50.00 and two day VIP passes are $90.00 through August 31st. Tickets are limited and are available online at Carolina in the Fall is a production of Heart of Folk, LLC and is presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. Visit for more information about the festival and its’ sponsors.