Appalachian Pride Drag Brunch

  • Sun, Sep 10, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Smoky Park Supper Club

    350 Riverside Drive
    Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Ticket Price $125.00 This event is now over

Chow Chow's signature brunch in honor of Appalachian Pride is back for 2023! It is more important than ever to recognize and to celebrate that more members of the  LGBTQIA+ community live in the South than any other region of the country. 

We're planning a fabulous cocktail hour featuring some of Asheville’s most talented local drag performers, followed by beautifully crafted dishes from a selection of hand-picked and incredible chefs. 

Our special emcee for the event is Bill Smith, UNC Savor the South author and former proprietor at Chapel Hill’s Crooks’ Corner (and winner of the Southern Foodways Alliance 2021 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award). Joining us again this year for yet another reprise are the talented Asheville Drag Queens Troupe and Smoky Park Supper Club’s Executive Chef Michelle Bailey is also busting out her new huge, completely tricked-out smoker/grill and joining culinary forces with some amazingly talented chefs and makers.  

Our programmatic content is still in the design phase but you can expect a robust and heartfelt discussion around the importance of building community and advocating for equity.

Date & Time

Sun, Sep 10, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue Details

Smoky Park Supper Club

350 Riverside Drive
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Smoky Park Supper Club
Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival

Chow Chow's mission is to celebrate and enrich the unique foodways of the Southern Appalachian region. Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival is the organization's flagship annual event, held every year on the weekend after Labor Day. In 2023 we will gather September 7-10th to eat, drink, and be merry while we explore the themes of Cultivating, Preserving, Collborating, and Innovating with a robust line-up of presenters. 

As makers, chefs, artists, farmers and business owners, our vision is an equitable and thriving regional food system, where culinary and creative enterprise are central to community identity and resilience. We welcome the collective sum of differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, and talent our makers and guests bring to Chow Chow, and we look forward to celebrating together.

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