What is PepperFest?


Abundance NC presents The Tenth Annual Amazing Pepper Festival, Sunday, Sept 24, 2017!  PepperFest is a celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s top chefs, brewers and artisans.

An outdoor event held in NC’s cool late summer,  Briar Chapel’s expansive green park in Chapel Hill, hosts around 2200+ folks who enjoy live music and revelry, learning and discovery – including a kid’s craft and fun zone – while filling up on delicious pepper-themed dishes made with delicious, locally grown sweet, hot and smoky NC peppers.


These chefs get super creative with these dishes, making everything from pepper ice cream to savory dishes, to salsas, to pepper gumbo and chili.  They buy all the peppers from our local farmers, supporting our local foodshed.  You should come hungry, because you’ll want to taste everything!

Along the way, you can purchase (cash bar) all types of micro-brews in which some of the brewers have added peppers to their ales!  There is also a local winery and local soda and coffee to choose from.


On top of that, there is beautiful local music.  Plus, Abundance NC offers mini-DIY sustainability workshops, and there are educational programs covering sustainability, conservation, renewable energy, local food, clean air, clean water, even green funerals!

There is also a kid zone so that children have a blast while parents relax.  There’ll be a King and Queen crowning as well as a BEST DISH AWARD and BEST BEER AWARD.

Creativity is on display everywhere at PepperFest.  From the scrumptious concoctions dreamed up by our chefs and brewers, to the sweet melodies humming down from the bands onstage, to the complex flavors embedded in the peppers themselves, there’s a lot to make us proud to be from N.C.

Come out and experience it!  Tickets can be purchased NOW.