2016 Carowinds Bands, Brews, and BBQ

Carowinds Bands, Brews, and BBQ

This weekend kicks off the second annual Carowinds Bands, Brews, and BBQ event. The festivities will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 29 – August 14, 2016. BBQ booths open at 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you have visited Carowinds in the past, you would know Executive Chef Kris Siuta is at the top of his game when it comes to barbecue! Take for example the smoked BBQ pork available at Harmony Hall, which has become a staple during our visits. So we are excited to see a return of the iconic food booths featuring specific Pork, Poultry, and Beef menus. In addition, just like last year, all meals will be served with Chow Chow, and everyone’s favorite, the banana pudding served in a souvenir mason jar will make its return.

Check back here with menu updates as they become available. Guests will be able to try everything from beef brisket to turkey wings to duck, and top it off with one of many variations of sauces ranging from sweet to tangy to mustard and downright vinegar.

Guests can sit down and fill their tummies while listening to some favorite tunes as local bands take center stage on the patio just outside of Harmony Hall.

“We’re so pleased to bring back Bands, Brews and BBQs for another year at the park,” says Kris Siuta, Carowinds Executive Chef. “We’ve brought together three favorites under one roof- food, brew and music. Mix that with world-class rides and attractions, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for fun.”

In addition, visitors can try their luck at Beer Pong and Beer Slides and take notes as representatives from Cabela’s show grillers how to smoke meat at home.

Admission to the Bands, Brew, & BBQ event is free with your park admission. To purchase beer or food for Bands, Brews and BBQs, guests will need to buy tokens from a token booth inside the park located near Harmony Hall.

Guests 21 and over will also be able to indulge in a beer selection from all over, including local brews from Windy Hill Brewery, Big Boss Brewery, Bold Rock Brewery and Quest Brewery. This would also be a great chance to sample Carobrew!

Be sure to share all your photos with #CarowindsBBB!

To find out more about Bands, Brews & BBQs, see a complete band line-up for the event, or to purchase Carowinds tickets, visit www.carowinds.com.

Cover Photo ©Carowinds

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2016 Canada’s Wonderland Taste of Greece

2016 Canada's Wonderland Taste of Greece

Over the July 23-24, 2016 weekend, Canada’s Wonderland hosted their first Taste of Greece event. The event took place throughout the Action Zone from noon until 10:00 pm each day.

The event was free and included with admission to the park. Food was an additional charge as outlined below.

Food was provided by Catering by Nikos. Purchasing of food was via a token system. Guests could purchase 6 tokens for $6. Bottled water is $4. A 20 oz beer is 8 tokens. A 5 oz wine is 6 tokens.

Loukoumades (Deep fried pastries soaked with fresh honey, 4 pieces)- 4 tokens

Baklava (topped with chopped nuts and drizzled with honey, 1 piece)- 5 tokens

Chicken Gyro (Served on warm pita bread)- 7 tokens

Saganaki (Traditional pan-seared saganaki cheese served hot with warm pita bread)- 7 tokens

Tiropites & Spanakopita (Spinach and Greek pastry pies, 1 piece)- 6 tokens

Vegetables (Grilled eggplant, zucchini, red pepper; 2 slices of each vegetable)- 6 tokens

Traditional Greek Salad (Sliced tomato, red onion, feta cheese, black olives)- 6 tokens

Pita Bread and Dips (Tzatziki, humos, tirokafteri, melitzanosalata)- 6 tokens

160724 Canada's Wonderland Taste of Greece Bakalava (Matt @CoasterCircuits)

Canada’s Wonderland Taste of Greece Bakalava (Matt @CoasterCircuits)

160724 Canada's Wonderland Taste of Greece Chicken Gyro (Matt @CoasterCircuits)

Canada’s Wonderland Taste of Greece Chicken Gyro (Matt @CoasterCircuits)

Cover photo ©Canada’s Wonderland

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Malt-O-Meal Flavor Nation Visits Cedar Fair Parks

The Malt-O-Meal company is traveling across the United States hosting taste testing events titled as the Flavor Nation. For the 2016 season, Malt-O-Meal is visiting two of the Cedar Fair parks.

July 23-24, 2016 Kings Island

August 12-14, 2016 Kings Dominion

For the Kings Island event, the Flavor Nation booth was set up right outside the main entrance to the park. There guests could sample up to 34 different kinds of cereal under the Malt-O-Meal brand.

160724 Kings Island Malt-O-Meal Flavor Nation ©KICentral

Kings Island Malt-O-Meal Flavor Nation ©KICentral

Did you get to see the #FlavorNation exhibit? Let us know what you thought below in the comments.

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