Hickory – Registration and ticket sales are open for this year’s Eat, Drink, and Be Local Farm Feast.  The Feast will include dinner, drinks and music on Saturday, July 21, from 5:30-9:30pm at The Main Cellar City Club. The location of the Club is 332 1st Ave. SW, Hickory, NC.

Tickets are $30 each or reserve a table of ten. Buy tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-farm-feast-eat-drink-and-be-local-tickets-45447131594. Or, call the Catawba County Cooperative Extension 828-465-8240.

Join us for some of the best local food and drink the county has to offer!

This year Eat, Drink and Be Local, Catawba County‚ local foods celebration will take place from July 16 – July 21. The Farm Feast is a great event serving up locally sourced food. It’s a great way to taste what our county has produced and support the farmers who work hard for us. Music will be by the bluegrass band The Neighbors.

The events for the week include:

Saturday, July 14th: Cooking demo/Downtown Hickory Farmers Market on Union Square, Hickory, NC  10am-12pm, Free. (828) 308-6508.

Monday, July 16th: The Farm City Project at the Salt Block, Aquaponics 6:30pm-7:30pm. Free. Catawba Science Center, 243 3rd Ave. NE, Hickory, 828-464-5780. Outside by the greenhouse and gardens.

Tuesday, July 17th: Farm Tour: Smith’s Blueberry Farm 6:30-8pm. Free. 7596 Greedy Hwy, Hickory, 828-302-1950.

Wednesday, July 18th: Cooking demonstration 11-1pm. Free. Downtown Hickory Farmers Market on Union Square.

Local Foods Cooking Class 5:30-6:30. Hickory Soup Kitchen, 110 2nd. Pl. SE, Hickory. $10 fee includes local bag of produce. To register call 828-465-8240 or follow the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyns8ecy80ztMx6yXtOWBBaGivsQcBmuvjFgYXw3ME-wL_HA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Thursday, July 19th: Cooking Demonstration 11-1pm. Free. Hickory Public Health Farmers Market, 3070 11th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC. 828-695-5800.

Farm Tour: Crouching Hippo Farm 6:30-8pm. Free. 1080 Morehead Road, Claremont, 828-464-5780.

Friday, July 20th: 6-8pm, Wine, Beer and Cider Tastings with light bites. Guests may tour farm site. Catawba Farms, 400 Technibuilt Drive, Newton, 828-464-5780. $10 at

The Neighbors perform Saturday, July 21 at Farm Feast