Tickets available for TerraVita

Tickets are still available for TerraVita Food & Drink Festival, the annual three-day event in Chapel Hill.

Some of the highlights of the Oct. 8-10 event include:

▪ A kick-off event at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill featuring a panel discussion with James Beard-award-winning Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen, Farmer Foodshare founder Margaret Gifford, Tasting Table editor Kat Kinsman, cookbook author Virginia Willis and chef Mike Moore, founder of The Blind Pig Supper Club. Cost: $45.

▪ From 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 8, there is an East Meets West dinner at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill. The meal will be cooked by many chefs, including Steven Greene of Herons of The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary; Keith Rhodes of Catch in Wilmington; Sean Fowler of Mandolin in Raleigh; Jim Noble of Noble’s Restaurant in Charlotte, and pastry chefs Krystle Swenson of Standard Foods and Andrew Ullom of AC Restaurants, both in Raleigh. Cost: $100.

▪ From 9-11:30 p.m. Oct. 8, a Lambs and Clams afterparty at the Weathervane restaurant at Southern Season in Chapel Hill. It will feature food from Rappahannock Oyster Co. and Craig Rogers of Border Springs Farm. Cost: $55.

▪ From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9, a Pits, Spits & Grills dinner will feature many chefs and pitmasters, including Ashley Christensen of AC Restaurants in Raleigh, Jason Stanhope of Fig in Charleston, S.C., Sam Jones of Skylight Inn BBQ from Ayden and Ben Adams and Wyatt Dickson of the soon-to-open Picnic in Durham. The dinner will be served on the Carrboro Town Commons. Cost: $75.

▪ Saturday’s grand tasting includes more than 40 chefs and food and drink artisans from across the state. Cost: $75.

Buy tickets and a complete schedule:

Andrea Weigl: 919-829-4848, @andreaweigl