Baba Nahm at Chow Chow 2023


We are seeking interested chefs, farmers, mixologists, makers, entrepreneurs, artists, performers, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, and community partners to be a part of making 2024 our best year yet.

Complete the Participation Interest Form below or submit a Programming Proposal by February 29, 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: this form is intended to gather ideas and interested parties and is not an application for participation nor can we guarantee we’ll use all of the ideas received.

Festival Themes:

CULTIVATING: Explore the historical and modern ways in which we are cultivating community, collective agricultural sustainability, creative food & drink, and a resilient shared future.

PRESERVING: Journey with us as we trace the traditions and heritage of both old and new foodways and celebrate the intersecting diversity of cultures that connect us all through food and drink.

COLLABORATING: Honor a fiercely independent community of thinkers, creators, and doers through our rich history of cooperation, sharing, mutual respect, and learning from one another. Together we stand apart.

INNOVATING: Meet the makers, farmers, creators, thought-leaders and cutting-edge innovators who are developing new techniques and flavors for the modern Appalachian table, with an abiding respect to the rich regional heritage and people that came before.

Participation Interest Form 2024

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Section 1: Contact & Organization Information

Organization / Business Location
Are you a member of any of these organizations?
Have you participated in Chow Chow behind-the-scenes (non-guest) in the past?*
Preferred Pronouns

Racial Identity

Section 2: Interest Questions

What category or categories define your area of focus? (Select all that apply.)*
In what capacity do you hope to participate in Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival 2023? (Select all that apply.)*
If you have a detailed proposal you'd like to submit by January 31, 2024 please do so by completing the form on our Proposals page.