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December 2016

High School Writing Contest

December 15, 2016

NEW this year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival introduced the High School Writing Contest Presented by Coastal Children’s Services. Students from New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties submitted either a descriptive essay or poem on the following prompt: How does the North Carolina Azalea Festival contribute to or enhance our community of Wilmington, NC?  The winner in each division will receive a $200.00 cash prize and an Azalea Festival T-Shirt. The winning entry will be featured in an Azalea Festival publication…

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November 2017

Art Unveiling

November 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Expo 216, 216 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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The North Carolina Azalea Festival Art Unveiling is an annual event held in the Fall where we unveil the Official Artwork for that Festival year. 2018 Artist Virginia Wright-Frierson Joining the ranks as official Festival artist is Virginia Wright-Frierson, designer of the beloved Minnie Evans tribute sculpture garden and Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens. Virginia Wright-Frierson earned her BFA degree in painting from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and furthered her studies in Cortona, Italy, New York and Arizona.…

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January 2019

Chefs’ Showcase: a Kick-Off Event

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hotel Ballast, 301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

The Chefs' Showcase was a new event to the Festival in 2018. This afternoon culinary adventure is a seated, 5-course meal with wine pairings, light entertainment, and high-end silent auction items. Notable chefs from our region (and beyond!) work together to prepare the dishes...they always cook up something exciting! Purchase Tickets Here 2019 Chefs' Showcase Chefs: First Course: Chef James Patterson - Sedgefield Country Club Second Course: Chef Steve Foote - LM Restaurants Corporate Chef Third Course: Chef Matt Register…

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