Barbecue, entertainment to be featured at Feast
By Sam Atkins
Published in News on September 27, 2004 1:58 PM
Eastern North Carolina barbecue and entertainment will be on display during the first Feast in the East Festival to be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.
The Feast in the East Committee has released a schedule for the event, which will center around the Wayne County Swine Fest Barbecue Cook-Off held by the Arts Council on Oct. 30.
There will be music, entertainment, children's activities, arts and crafts vendors and food vendors. Entertainment will include the swing band, SWING ON!, Elvis and Tim McGraw impersonators, gospel and bluegrass music by The Wells Family, and Roby Huffman and the Bluegrass Cut-ups. There will also be a Feast in the East golf tournament on Oct. 29 sponsored by the Goldsboro Exchange Club at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course.
Shirley Fong-Torres, a spokesman for Kikkoman products, will spend several days in Goldsboro filming a cooking show and hosting cooking demonstrations using eastern N.C. food products during the Feast in the East celebration.
She has been a Chinese cooking teacher since 1973 and has been featured in the New York Times, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, USA Today, Travel & Leisure and many other publications. She has also appeared on Good Morning America, the Food Channel, the Travel Channel, the Today Show and others.
Representatives from the Goldsboro Travel and Tourism office, Chamber of Commerce, Cooperative Extension, Seymour Johnson, the Arts Council and the Wayne County Fairgrounds along with other city and county officials are helping to organize the festival. Residents and organizations in the county interested in participating in the event are encouraged to join the planning committee by calling Marlise Taylor at 734-2245.
There are still sponsorships available for various festival activities as well as vendor opportunities, especially arts and crafts vendors. All Wayne County communities are encouraged to develop their own barbecue-related activities during the celebration.
The Feast in the East schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Oct. 27
*9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- Living History Day at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Historic Site in Fremont
Thursday, Oct. 28
*The Wok Wiz Cooking Show at The Wayne Center at 208 W. Chestnut Street in Goldsboro (time to be announced)
Friday, Oct. 29
*Noon -- Exchange Club of Goldsboro Feast in the East Golf Tournament at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course
*4 p.m. to 6 p.m. -- Boo It Downtown, a safe trick-or-treating event in downtown Goldsboro
*5:30 p.m. -- Opening of the Feast in the East Festival
*6 p.m. -- Comedian Cousin Brossy
*6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Roby Huffman and the Bluegrass Cutups
*7 p.m. -- Barbecue Pork Cook-Off Chief Cook meeting
*7 p.m. -- Comedian Cousin Brossy
*7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. -- Roby Huffman and the Bluegrass Cutups
*8 p.m. -- Barbecue Pork Cook-Off Showmanship Judging
*8 p.m. -- Comedian Cousin Brossy
*8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- The Wells Family Bluegrass & Gospel
*9 p.m. -- Comedian Cousin Brossy
*9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- The Wells Family Bluegrass & Gospel
*10 p.m. -- pork cooking begins
Saturday, Oct. 30
*9 a.m. -- Festival opens
*9 a.m. to 10 p.m. -- arts & crafts vendors/food vendors
*9:30 a.m. -- Barbecue Pork Cook-Off judging
*10 a.m. -- The Wok Wiz cooking demonstration
*11 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Showcase of Bands
*11:30 a.m. -- Barbecue Pork Cook-Off awards announced
*11:30 a.m. -- barbecue pork & chicken plates sold
*Noon -- The Wok Wiz cooking demonstration
*2 p.m. to 5 p.m. -- Wild Hearts DJ and Karaoke, featuring music and karaoke for all ages
*5 p.m. to 6 p.m. -- Elvis impersonator
*6 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- Tim McGraw impersonator
*7 p.m. -- Big Pig Gala at the Arts Council of Wayne County at 2406 E. Ash Street in Goldsboro
*7 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- SWING ON!, swing & patriotic music
*10 p.m. -- Festival closes
For more information, contact Ms. Taylor at 734-2245, Patty Graham at 734-2241 or visit the Web site www.feastintheeast.org.
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