In North Carolina, we love our tasty, regional, home-grown barbecue. From the earliest history of cooking meats over flames and coals to modern methods, North Carolina has a proud barbecue tradition, featured at family and community gatherings across the state. Whether at a backyard grill, a community event, or a traditional wood fire pit at a local restaurant, delicious barbecue can be found in every North Carolina county and in every corner of our history. The Story of BBQ in North Carolina explores how growing and cultivating hogs emerged in North Carolina. The exhibit also fuels the east versus west debate about sauces and condiments, even as explains that the eastern vinegar base and the western tomato ketchup enhanced versions really are not that different. Visitors will leave hungry so be sure to have a list of local BBQ joints on hand! Accompanying educational materials will include play kitchens for the youngest visitors and will explore healthy eating options. The “The Story of BBQ in N.C.” Exhibit will be open to the public January 19, 2019 to March 2019 in the North Carolina History Center.
The Antiques Show & Sale Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Dealers love the show and come from as far away as New York and Florida. Items range from fine jewelry and antique clothing to vintage toys to military heritage items to fine old beer steins. Everything must be at least 50 years old, so the range is from the 1700s to the 1960s. Tickets are easily available in advance at Mitchell Hardware for $8 per person or online at NewBernPF.org Or you can purchase them for $10 at the door. For families, children under 15 with an adult are free.