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Release Date: Friday, July 29th 2016

Downtown Raleigh Chefs Demonstrate Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Menu Items at Honey Buzztival!

RALEIGH, NC (July 29, 2016) –  There’s a “buzz” at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market for the return of Honey Buzztival to City Plaza on Wednesday, August 10 from 10 am – 2 pm.


Honey Buzztival is our annual celebration of local honey.  Three of our regular vendors, including Hilltop Farms, Creekside Farm, and The Carolina Bee Company will be on-site selling, locally-made honey products. 


This week only, two special guests will vend at the Market:


  • Heaven Scent Honey sells a variety of products including soaps, candles, body lotions and lip balms. 
  • Beekeeper Steve Hildebrand will demonstrate how to make honey with a live behive.


Other special guests to the market for Honey Buzztival include Crank Arm Brewing Company with live music by Matt Phillips Trio.


Honey Buzztival falls just one week from Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, so we’ve invited downtown Raleigh chefs, including Chef Amanda Haisley from Buku, Chef Donald Guzman from Sitti, and Chef Jason Smith from 18 Seaboard to come demonstrate items they’ll be serving on their Restaurant Week menus.  Media members will be able to talk to the chefs about their menu items before and after the demonstrations.  Demonstrations will run from 11:00 am to 1:15 pm.


Samples of these menu items, and samples from our local honey vendors will be available to the public.


As always, the Market will host a variety of regular vendors, including North Carolina farmers, ranchers, nurserymen, bakers, specialty food producers, and craftsmen. 


The Market runs every Wednesday through September 28. For more information, please visit www.RaleighEatLocal.com.


Please note that Fayetteville Street will be closed between Davie and Lenoir Streets each Wednesday, through September 28, from 6 am – 4 pm for the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market.




Thank you to our sponsors and partners


Made Possible By:

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina


Wellness Sponsor:

UNC Rex Healthcare


Onsite Sponsors:

Michelin Onsite

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Media Sponsor:

iHeart Radio




About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through six core services:  1. Safety, Hospitality & Clean Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Events Production; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement; and 6. Strategic Planning. For more information about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.