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Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival 2016

by | Feb 24, 2016 | Art & Culture, Events, North Brunswick

A simple fundraising idea that began 10 years ago as a way to benefit the New Hanover County Senior Centers has grown into a much-anticipated event in downtown Wilmington. The three-day festival kicks off with the Grand Tasting on Friday, January 29 from 7 to 10 pm.

Guests will experience delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared Catering Thyme, musical entertainment by El Jaye Johnson and the Port City All-Stars, and comedy by the internationally renowned comedian A Pinch of Basile.

The festivities continue with the Wine and Chocolate Marketplace on Saturday, January 30 from 11 am to 6 pm and Sunday, January 31 from 12 to 4 pm. The Marketplace features wine samples, signature chocolates and specialty foods, vendors, demonstrations, kids’ activities and much more.

When: January 29, 30, 31, 2016
Where: Coastline Event Center, 503 Nutt Street, Wilmington
Information: (910) 512-9948;

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About The Author

Adam King

As a native of southeastern North Carolina, Adam has a passion for sharing the stories of its people and places. He is eager to write about many of the amazing neighbors and experiences we have here. After graduating from Appalachian State University, he was a reporter for The Alamance News and Creekside Chronicle in the Piedmont Triad area. Not too long after, he earned a master’s degree in health education at East Carolina University in 2011. He began working in an array of roles in the career education sector as well as the public school districts in the region. He is happy to have settled back on the Coastal Plain, where he lives in Leland with his lovely wife, Jessica, and sweet hound, Shaka.

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