The Charlotte StrEATs Festival

Celebrate the chefs and neighborhoods that make up Charlotte’s culinary scene during Charlotte SHOUT!

April 13-14, 2024

Hosted by:

unpretentious palate
carben events

About the Festival

Charlotte StrEATs is a culinary festival celebrating the chefs and neighborhoods that make up Charlotte’s culinary scene. The event is part of Charlotte SHOUT! and is hosted by Unpretentious Palate and Carben Events.

The 2023 festival was bigger and better as we took over Gateway Village all weekend! The event included a SOLD OUT Tasting Tour on Saturday and a full day of festival fun on Sunday that included our Neighborhood Cook-off curated by Plaid Penguin as well as a special appearance by Food Network star Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

We are excited to begin planning for 2024! Interested in sponsoring? Email casey @

The 2024 Charlotte StrEATs Festival Schedule

StrEATs Tasting Tour

April 13th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Gateway Village

On Saturday, we’ll host a ticketed tasting event where attendees can travel from neighborhood to neighborhood without leaving Uptown!

Restaurants representing iconic Charlotte neighborhoods will serve a dish that represents their neighborhood. Guests can visit each tasting tent and enjoy cocktails while taking in intimate demonstrations from our stage.

Details will be announced closer to the event date.

Charlotte StrEATs Festival

April 14th from 12-5 p.m., Gateway Village

On Sunday, attendees can celebrate the city’s culinary scene at our FREE event! The festival will feature a special appearance from our celebritey chef. Plus! Come shop in our carefully curated artisan market featuring some of the city’s top culinary vendors, enjoy cooking demonstrations, food trucks, live music, art, and more! The event will also feature our StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off!

This is a FREE event. Details will be announced closer to the event date.

We are proudly a part
of Charlotte SHOUT!


Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping make this event a reality.

Food Pillar Sponsor
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