Carowinds is known as the place where the Carolinas come together, and the Carolinas are known for our down-home southern cooking. Because Great Carolina Fest celebrates all the reasons why we love it here, of course we’re serving up some regional Carolina favorites. With so many mouth-watering options available, we’re giving you two unique ways to enjoy our chef’s tasty creations.
Genuine Carolina Tastings
Our executive chef, Kris Siuta, has put some interesting twists, unique to Carowinds, on six genuine Carolina dishes. These dishes are availiable in 'tastings' which can be found in kiosks scattered around Harmony Hall during the festival. Taste cards cards are only $25, and allow guests to enjoy a total of six tasting. Try all of the chef’s creations, or mix and match as you please.
Crispy Banana Pudding
Pulled Pork Spring Roll
Bourbon Peach Pie
Shrimp & Grits
Hearty Down-Home Meals
Looking to fuel up for the day with delicious down-home meals? Select dining locations will feature special Great Carolina Fest menu items available only during the festival June 9-24. Some of these are even included in our dining plans, sure to be a favorite for our loyal season passholders. Here are a few of the chef's favorites:
Frog Legs and Fries located at County Fair Fries
Fried Green Tomato, Bacon and Swiss Sandwich located at Wings
BBQ Bird Dog located at Fry Shack
Snacks & Treats
In additions to our tastings and meals, we have plenty of Carolina-style snacks and sweet treats.
Southern Peach Funnel Cake located at Funnel Cake Emporium, South Gate Funnel Cake and County Fair Funnel Cake
Pimiento Cheese Fries located at Sharky's Grille
Now you have plenty of mouth-watering reasons to visit Great Carolina Fest June 9-24. Come for the food and stay for the family fun!