If the aroma of slow-roasting pork, oysters and beer, and the sounds of live music and fun catch your attention on Saturday afternoon, they will most likely be coming from the Salt & Smoke Festival happening in Chapel Hill.
When asked why people should attend the festival, Zoë Dehmer, director of operations and planning at Acme Food & Beverage said: "Because it's the best damn party of the year."
About 500 people are estimated to gather at Rock Quarry Farm from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the party.
“We’ll smoke three whole hogs … and shuck something like 3,000 wild oysters,” Dehmer said. “We’ll also have steamed clams and have a big batch of them like every 30 minutes for the whole day.”
Dehmer said this is the perfect event for not only bringing the community together but also for highlighting the importance of supporting local businesses and farmers. Chef and Acme Food & Beverage Co. owner Kevin Callaghan started the festival six years ago for these purposes and to have a good time.