Barbecue, fish fries and more fun at area churches

Triangle churches shared information about their upcoming suppers, festivals, fish frys, low-country boils and pig pickins starting this weekend through the end of the year.
Triangle churches shared information about their upcoming suppers, festivals, fish frys, low-country boils and pig pickins starting this weekend through the end of the year.

If your idea of fine dining is eating pulled pork or barbecue chicken on a Styrofoam plate in a church fellowship hall, then this list is for you.

Triangle churches shared information about their upcoming suppers, festivals, fish fries, Lowcountry boils and pig pickin’s starting this weekend through the end of the year.

There is something for everyone: more chicken or barbecue dinners than you thought possible from Apex to Angier, a hot ham dinner available for takeout at Millbrook United Methodist Church in Raleigh and even whole lobsters at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary.


Ebenezer UMC BBQ Chicken Dinner

Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold its fall barbecue chicken plate sale with both dine-in and takeout options. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 11. $8. Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 724 Beaver Creek Road, Apex. 919-387-0944.

Mount Zion UMC BBQ Chicken Dinner

Eat-in or takeout plates include half a chicken, boiled potatoes, green beans, a roll and dessert. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 11. $8; $4 children (ages 4-12); free for children 3 and under. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 15772 N.C. 50, Garner. 919-772-8415,

Greek Festival

The festival features authentic Greek food, music, dance and more. Portions of the event proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. $3; $2 seniors and ages 13-19; 12 and under free. 5-10 p.m. Sept. 11; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 12. N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. 919-733-2626,

Holy Cross Catholic Church ‘Rib Joint’ Fundraiser

Grilled ribs, full racks. Takeout only. $25 per rack. 1-5 p.m. Sept. 12. Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2438 S. Alston Ave., Durham. 919-957-2900.

Shady Grove Church Annual Homecoming

Homemade dinners and desserts, soft drinks, tea or coffee. Please stay with us and enjoy meeting new friends. Free. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Shady Grove Church, 3805 Carpenter Pond Road, Durham. 919-596-8616,

Woodland Baptist Church Annual BBQ Dinner

Enjoy barbecue chicken and pork plates to eat in or takeout. There will also be live music, crafts and homemade desserts. $10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 19. Woodland Baptist Church, 190 Woodland Church Road, Wake Forest. 919-556-5455,

Hayes Barton UMC Pig Pickin’

Pork barbecue, green beans, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, banana pudding and tea or water. There will be hotdogs available for the kids. Guests can dine in or take out. Suggested donation: $7. 5:15-6:45 p.m. Sept. 23. Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh. 919-740-5505.

Olive Chapel Baptist Church Annual BBQ Dinner

Barbecue pork or chicken, two sides, hush puppies and dessert. Eat in or drive through. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more plates; place orders by Sept. 24 by calling 919-218-5784. $9. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, CC Jones Building, 309 Holleman St., Apex, 919-362-7479,

Powhatan Original Free Will Baptist Church BBQ Chicken Dinner

Plates include a half chicken, green beans, boiled potatoes, a roll and a slice of cake. Eat in and takeout options are available, with delivery option if arranged in advance. $8. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 25. Powhatan Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3468 Powhatan Road, Clayton. 919-553-2228,

Providence Presbyterian Church Youth BBQ Dinner

Pulled pork, sides and dessert. Eat in or take out. $8 a plate. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 25. Providence Presbyterian Church, 14664 N.C. 210, Angier, 919-894-4063.

Temple Baptist Church Fish Fry

Fish, potatoes, coleslaw, hushpuppies, dessert and drink. Delivery available at lunch for 10 plate minimum order. $8. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Temple Baptist Church, 2121 Umstead Road, Durham, 919-309-0050,

Barbecue Presbyterian Church Harvest Festival

Barbecue pork, chicken stew, sweet potatoes, coleslaw and various desserts. Eat in or take out. 4-7 p.m. Sept. 26. $8 per plate. Barbecue Presbyterian Church, 124 Barbecue Church Road, Sanford. 919-499-5211,

Edenton Street UMC BBQ Dinner

Fifth annual BBQ Fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting The Methodist Home for Children and Urban Ministries. $10; $5 children. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30-8 p.m. Oct. 2. Edenton Street United Methodist Church, 228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-832-7535,

Liberty Christian Church Breakfast, Bazaar & Bake Sale

Eggs, grits, biscuits, homemade jam, juice, coffee, bake sale, craft bazaar, raffles and more. 7-10 a.m. Oct. 3. $7. Liberty Christian Church, 7818 N.C. 39 South, Henderson. 252-438-8958,

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Lobster Fest

Lobster rolls, live and cooked lobsters, lobster meals and chicken meals for non-lobster eaters. Eat in or takeout available. $15-$24. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union St., Cary. 919-467-1477,

McMannen UMC Annual Fall Festival

Barbecue, Brunswick stew, chicken and dumplings, coleslaw, hush puppies, homemade desserts, tea or coffee. Eat in or take out. $9, free for under 10 years old. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 3. McMannen United Methodist Church, 4102 Neal Road, Durham, 919-383-1263,

Macedonia UMC BBQ Dinner

Plates include meat (pork or chicken), potato salad, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert and a drink. $9. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 9. Macedonia United Methodist Church, 2700 Jones Franklin Road, Cary. 919-859-9488,

St. Andrews UMC Annual Low Country Boil

Dinner will be served family-style: shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and hush puppies. Hot dogs available for children with a paid adult. $25. 5:30-6:30 p.m., 7-8 p.m. Oct. 10. St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1201 Maxwell Drive, Raleigh. 919-772-4410,

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Annual BBQ Sale

Homemade Carolina barbecue for $9 per pound. Orders may be placed through St. Luke’s website or from church members. No delivery; pick up at church only. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 10. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Road, Durham. 919-286-2273,

Tramway Baptist Church Annual Harvest Sale

Barbecue or chicken and dumplings. Eat in, take out or drive through. $8. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-7 p.m. Oct. 17. Tramway Baptist Church, 2401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Sanford, 919-776-5911.

Angier UMC Fish Fry

Fish, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, hush puppies and dessert. Dine in or take out. Delivery also available. $8. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-7 p.m. Oct. 23. Angier Depot, 19 E. Depot St., Angier, 919-381-7489.

Raleigh First Presbyterian Church BBQ Fundraiser

Menu: Barbecue. slaw, potato salad, hushpuppies and pork skins, dessert and tea. Eat in or takeout. $9. Deliveries available in downtown area for advance large orders. Plus, the church is hosting a casserole and bake sale and silent auction as well. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30. Raleigh First Presbyterian Church, 120 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, 919-821-5750,

Wake Forest UMC Annual Brunswick Stew Sale

Annual Brunswick stew sale and bazaar. $8. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7. Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St., Wake Forest. 919-556-2239,

Millbrook UMC Ham Dinner

Takeout dinners with baked ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, roll and light dessert. $10 per plate. Requires advance purchased ticket. Tickets can be bought only in advance at the church on Sundays in October. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 6. Millbrook United Methodist Church, 1712 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, 919-876-0865,

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Chicken & Dumpling Supper

Chicken and dumplings, green beans, baked apples, fried cornbread and desserts. Eat in or take out. $9; $4 children 10 and under. 4-7 p.m. Nov. 7. Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 1288 Mount Pisgah Church Road, Apex. 919-362-7951,

Mount Carmel Baptist Church Barbecue and Brunswick Stew Supper

Eat in is all you can eat; $10 for adults, $6 for children, 12 and under. Takeout plate is $9. Bulk barbecue, Brunswick stew, hushpuppies and coleslaw are also available. 4-7:30 p.m Nov. 14. Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2016 Mt Carmel Church Rd, Chapel Hill, 919-933-8565,

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Holiday Cafe

Mediterranean meals, Greek salad and soup cooked by the Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. 919-781-4548,

Andrea Weigl: 919-829-4848, @andreaweigl