Festival Spotlight: Gourmet Gardens


Over the years, several Come-See-Me events have become annual traditions for many visitors. Generations of families have participated in the Mayor’s Frog Jump and groups of friends have made lots of memories at events like Moonlight Jazz & Blues and the Tailgate Party. Another beloved Come-See-Me event is Gourmet Gardens.

Gourmet Gardens has had several homes over the years but is most closely connected to Cherry Park. Visitors can wander through the park and explore our family-friendly food market. A variety of tasty treats from local food vendors will be available. There’s sure to be something to make you smile, whether salty or sweet, a snack or a full meal.

Our children’s play area returns this year with games and rides for little ones of all ages. And to keep things fresh, we’re adding something new. The Spring Market will feature local artisans with all kinds of unique, hand-crafted things for sale. It’s the perfect place to pick up a gift for Mother’s Day, a spring birthday—or something for yourself!

If you’re looking for a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon this month, check out Gourmet Gardens. This year’s event will be April 22, 2017 from 10AM to 6PM at Cherry Park. Admission is free thanks to our sponsors, Angel Insurance & Financial Services, Carolina Home Remodeling, Pioneer Services Pest Control, and Riverwalk Academy. Charges vary for food purchases and access to the play area. Please note that these vendors accept cash only. A Founders Federal Credit Union ATM will be on the premises for your convenience. Come-See-Me souvenirs will also be available for purchase. We hope to see you at Gourmet Gardens!