Southern Locavores Unite & River Run Giveaway (CLOSED)

What do you think of when you think of Southern pride? For many, the Dixie Rebel flag or the Confederate song, "To Arms In Dixie" get waved around.

To me, it's about the intense and deep food cultures set up from Florida to Virginia, making stops in Arkansas, Texas and back again. Even though I was born in Philadelphia and have much fraternal love for it, my heart and soul are in North Carolina. We eat every part of every animal, we drink our whiskey when it's good and mellow and we do it all with a twang, a smile and an invitation to sit at the family table.

The film Pride & Joy is a film highlighting all of the things above and more. Written and directed by Joe York and produced by Southern Foodways Alliance, Pride was released in October 2012 and is now making its way around the country at film festivals. [VIEW THE MOVIE TRAILER HERE]

I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a private screening of the movie before the advent of the 15th annual River Run International Film Festival. The festival runs from Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 21.

In one hour, over 20 vignettes about citizens, producers, farmers, consumers and artisans who bring food to the people made me smile. The film wasn't about the most expensive, fancy or trendy hot spots to visit; It was about tradition, pride and most certainly, the joy of food in Southern culture.

Fortunately for you, the film is being shown FREE TO THE PUBLIC on Sunday, April 14 in Winston-Salem at the Hanesbrands Theater at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.  [CLICK ON FLYER BELOW FOR DETAILS]

After a Q&A session with Director Joe York, the Southern Locavore Bazaar will begin with treats from local and regional vendors and LIVE MUSIC from the band, Big Daddy Love.

If you can't save the date on April 14, don't worry--below is a chance to WIN FREE TICKETS to the River Run International Film Festival. In true Nik Snacks style, you'll also receive a free t-shirt and limited edition festival swag bag.

Enter to win with the Rafflecopter widget below and be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.
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The contest ends at 11:59pm EST on April 14, 2013 when a winner will be drawn at random. I will notify the winner and he/she will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected!

This was not a paid post. The prizes have been provided by the River Run International Film Festival. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experiences.

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Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki Miller-Ka

Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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  1. What a FANTASTIC prize!! I would LOVE to see this film and I would LOVE to win this amazing opportunity to attend the festival. We saw a Buster Keaton film at River Run many years ago and we STILL talk about it as a family. What an amazing experience it was and what a great gift the festival is to our area.


  2. Every year I say I'm gonna make it to River Run, and every year something comes up. Thanks for letting us know about the free event!

  3. I have never been to River Run. I am going to try this year:-)

  4. There are so many movies I want to see this year!

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I am beyond excited and so grateful to have won this amazing prize!!



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