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North Carolina Rice Festival


North Carolina Rice Festival will be at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville. With the permanent settlement of the Lower Cape Fear in the 1720s by a group of wealthy South Carolina planters, a new agricultural staple was introduced into North Carolina—rice. Rice by this time had proved to be the “golden grain” of South Carolina as tobacco had earlier become Virginia’s “golden leaf.” By 1700, rice was established as a major crop for the colonists. That year 300 tons of American rice, referred to as "Carolina Gold Rice," was shipped to England.

Earlier Event: September 14
Fiera del Riso (Rice Fair)
Later Event: September 23
47th Taxas Rice Festival