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Pimento Cheese Festival

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June 6, 2020

Food trucks will line Academy Street to serve their regular menus, along with new dishes featuring a southern delicacy: pimento cheese! Enjoy live music at the Downtown Park, grab a drink from local breweries, and taste some of the best pimento cheese samples from local restaurants. You can even test your skills in the pimento cheese sculpting contest.

Want to be a Vendor?

APPLY NOW! The Pimento Cheese Festival Application goes live on November 13, 2019 at 9 a.m. and closes on January 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm. This year, those interested in participating in the Downtown Chowdown Series on April 19, 2020 and July 12, 2020 must submit the 2020 Downtown Chowdown Application.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available in the parking lot of the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Ave.)

Weather Policy

Cary's Pimento Cheese Festival will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, check out our Weather Status Page.


For more information, contact us at (919) 469-0461 - option 4 or by email.