Downtown North Wilkesboro NC Text WhiteThe Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership, Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of North Wilkesboro's traditional downtown area. Our Mission: Promote local talent, commerce and innovation to enhance the quality of life and to support a new birth of civic energy. Stills and Grills Fest is a chicken cook-off and moonshine event. It’s presented by the DNWP in order to promote Wilkes County’s rich history in the production of poultry and its moonshine distilling heritage.

Our goal is to attract visitors from across the State and introduce them to our small, but unique community. Stills and Grills will be held in the center of downtown North Wilkesboro, located in the Foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The event is open to the public and is family friendly. Tasting tickets will be available in advance and at the gate. Ticket holders will be able to sample regional spirits and vote for best wings in a People’s Choice competition. They’ll be other food vendors, artisans and live music too. We look forward to seeing you here this June. For more information email tourism at or call 336-667-7129.