Directions & Lodging

From Tarboro on Highway 64 West

  1. When you reach Rocky Mount, take EXIT 469 (Business 301).
  2. At bottom of exit ramp, take a right onto Church Street (or Business 301).
  3. At the 3rd traffic light the road changes to Franklin Street (Business 301).
  4. Travel 0.77 miles to Andrews St, turn left.
  5. Turn left onto S Church St.
  6. Turn right into Senior Center parking lot; Cook-off is across the street.

From Raleigh or Nashville on Highway 64 East

  1. Cross over Interstate 95, take EXIT 468B (Benvenue Rd/Peachtree St).
  2. At bottom of exit ramp, take a right onto Benvenue Road. (When you cross the Tar River Bridge, road turns into Peachtree Street.)
  3. At the 4th traffic light, take a right onto Franklin Street.
  4. Travel 0.77 miles to Andrews St, turn left.
  5. Turn left onto S Church St.
  6. Turn right into Senior Center parking lot; Cook-off is across the street.

Accommodations & Dining

A big thanks to our host hotels for offering great discounts! Please visit any of below links for discounted hotel stays! Please book by October 1st, to receive discounted rates. Some hotels offer shuttle to festival site if prearranged.

Holiday Inn Rocky Mount
200 Enterprise Dr.
Rocky Mount NC 27804
Click here to book your discounted rate of $109

Doubletree by Hilton
651 N. Winstead Dr.
Rocky Mount NC 27804
Click here to book your discounted rate of $139.00

Hampton Inn by Hilton
530 N. Winstead Dr.
Rocky Mount NC 27804
Click here to book your discounted rate of $119.00

For additional information about area accommodations and dining, please visit the Nash County Travel & Tourism website.

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