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State Line Celebration food, brews, and music event debuts at Carowinds

by Susan and Simon Veness

State Line Celebration is brand new at Carowinds amusement park, and will bring tastes of the Carolinas, plus live entertainment, to the park on select dates starting April 9, 2022.

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Photos courtesy of Carowinds

In recognition of its unique location straddling two states, Carowinds aims to showcase the best food, music, and fun from both North Carolina and South Carolina through this new addition to its event lineup.

“We are so excited to welcome guests to our brand-new State Line Celebration,” said Ryan Allen, director of live entertainment at Carowinds. “We cannot wait for guests to join us on the State Line for some of our favorite recipes and Carlina fun. With four unique shows, delicious dishes, and more local beer and wine than you can shake a stick at, this special event shows why there is no place finer than the Carolinas.”

Both states will be featured at six tasting tents (three for each state), and guests can enjoy their treats on the event’s State Line Farm Table, located on the state line, which runs down the middle of the park. Food tents will open at 1 p.m. each day of the event.

state line celebration food

To make the most of the culinary offerings a State Line Celebration Tasting Card will be available, giving visitors the option to sample either six or nine tastes of authentic foods, including barbecue, inspired by regions throughout the Carolinas. The six-sample card is $39.99, and the nine-sample card is $59.99.

Breweries and wineries in each state also partnered with the park, and the event will feature craft beer from more than 20 breweries.

state line celebration beer

Fun activities during the celebration include a Shag dance-a-thon; a paint-by-numbers mural; mini golf; a photography session geared toward foodies; trivia; a basketball shootout; a paper plane challenge; and a “stock car race” for kids.

state line celebration activities

Musicians and entertainers from around the Carolinas will be on hand for live performances, including Carolina Rocks!, Brew Beatz and Carolina Roots, and State Line Jugglers.

live entertainment

State Line Celebration will run daily from April 9-April 17 for Spring Break, then on select dates through May 8.

For more information and to view the celebration’s full menu, visit Carowinds.com.


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