Mt. Airy, North Carolina —In celebration of its Mountains-to-Sea Trail collection of hiking socks, Farm to Feet, makers of 100% American socks, along with Visit North Carolina and Sunshine Beverages are bringing together famous North Carolina barbecue and brands at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market for a North Carolina BBQ on Thursday, August 4, from 4:30 pm to 6pm in the Farm to Feet booth (BR621).
Visit NC is flying in barbecue from the famous Skylight Inn BBQ of Ayden, NC and Winston-Salem’s Sunshine Beverages will be serving delicious cocktails featuring its pick-me-up drinks of good energy with electrolytes, vitamin B12, and natural flavors.
Throughout the event gear and prizes will be given away from North Carolina brands including Eagles Nest Outfitters, Astral, Polarmax, Pocket Disc, home state apparel, Recover, and Cotton of the Carolinas. One lucky attendee will receive a grand prize pack valued at over $700 featuring products from all the participating brands along with The Avett Brothers True Sadness Box Set, which includes a vinyl copy of their latest album and North Carolina gear handpicked by the band.
“While North Carolina is well known for its barbecue, it’s becoming better known as a major destination for outdoor recreation including hiking the Mountains-to-Sea trail that stretches the length of our state,” said David Petri, Farm to Feet VP of Marketing. “We look forward to sharing both with our friends at OR.”
North Carolina is home to the highest waterfall and mountain in the eastern United States as well as the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains. The state boasts 10 National Parks, 41 State Parks and 320 miles of coastline. The Appalachian trail travels 65 miles through North Carolina, while the Mountains-to-Sea Trail covers over 1,100 miles as it traverses across the state. North Carolina also offers numerous water based outdoor recreation opportunities including the Nantahala recreation area, Transylvania’s 250 waterfalls, and the Outer Banks.
Farm to Feet North Carolina BBQ and Sunshine Cocktail Hour
Thursday, August 4
Booth BR 621
Sunshine has created two special cocktails for the BBQ, the Ocracoke Sunrise and Clingman’s Sunset. The refreshing cocktails are named for Ocracoke Island, where first light hits the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and Clingmans Dome, the trail’s highest point and western terminus.
The Skylight Inn has been cooking whole hogs over wood since 1947 and has become a standard in eastern NC barbecue. The Jones family has been unwavering in their dedication to cooking barbecue the old fashion way (with wood), and the Skylight Inn has stayed true to its roots. In 2003 the Jones family received one of four James Beard awards for “America’s Classics” and the Skylight Inn has been featured on the Travel Channel, Food Network, and CBS Morning Show.
For those who prefer beer with their BBQ, Farm to Feet will be serving Sierra Nevada, who has a brewery in Asheville, in pint glasses from some the finest brewers from around North Carolina including Foothills, Skull Camp, Birdsong, and Small Batch.
Farm to Feet will introduce its Mountains-to-Sea hiking collection at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, UT, August 3-5, 2016. The collection of hiking socks for men and women will be available at better outdoor retailers and online at www.farmtofeet.com in the Spring of 2017.
About Farm to Feet:
Farm to Feet™ is committed to the single, simple goal of creating the world’s best wool socks by exclusively using an all-American recipe: US materials, US manufacturing, and US workers. With its supply chain completely within the U.S., Farm to Feet is able to ensure the highest quality materials and end products, while having as little impact on the environment as possible. Once the wool is grown and sheared in the Rocky Mountains, the remaining processes take place within 300 miles of its sustainability-focused knitting facility in Mt. Airy, NC. All Farm to Feet socks feature seamless toe closures, a comfort compression fit from the top through the arch, and superior cushioning for ultimate performance and comfort. Learn more at www.farmtofeet.com and join us on Facebook.
About Visit North Carolina:
Visit North Carolina is part of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. Established in 2014, the EDPNC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that oversees the state's efforts in business and job recruitment and retention, international trade, and tourism, film and sports development. The mission of Visit North Carolina is to unify and lead the state in developing North Carolina as a major destination for leisure travel, group tours, meetings and conventions, sports events and film production. For more information on planning a trip to North Carolina, go to VisitNC.com.
About Sunshine Beverages, LLC
Sunshine Beverages is a pick-me-up of a good energy born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sunshine has good-for-you ingredients such as electrolytes and vitamin B12 that hydrate the body and awaken the senses – without the artificial nonsense. It packs great taste with natural flavors, ingredients and colors; essential vitamins and minerals; and does not have the high fructose syrup and additives like guarana and taurine, while still delivering the kick-in-the-pants people are seeking. Sunshine Beverages, LLC launched Sunshine in July 2013 and quickly gained strong consumer loyalty in convenience and grocery stores, bars, restaurants, and other regional retailers. Sunshine is sold in single cans for $1.99 SRP and in four-packs for $6.99 SRP. For more information, or to find a location where Sunshine is sold, visit www.drinkthesunshine.com.