2023 NC Muscadine Conference

Join us for the 2023 NC Muscadine Conference March 17-18!

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You can register for one or both days:

Friday, March 17 

12:00-5:00  At Lu Mil Vineyard, 438 Suggs-Taylor Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337. Includes lunch. Program includes a tour of the vineyard and shop, a pruning workshop led by Mark Hoffmann, NCSU Extension Grape Specialist, and more.  

6:00 pm – Dutch Treat Dinner at Giorgio’s Restaurant & Pizza, 502 S Poplar St, Elizabethtown. Continue the conversation! Large menu and reasonable prices. Please indicate on your registration form if you plan to attend.

Saturday, March 18

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration, refreshments and visit with exhibitors 8:00-9:00 am.)  At the Bladen County Agricultural Extension Center, NC Agriculture Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown, NC 28337.  Includes educational sessions, exhibits, and the NC Muscadine Grape Association Annual Meeting. Lunch and other refreshments are included in all registrations.

Planned topics include

  • Updates on Spotted Lanternfly and Pierce’s Disease
  • Economics of operating a vineyard
  • Seedless grape breeding update
  • Muscadine promotions
  • Agritourism in the vineyard panel discussion
  • Testing and judging muscadine wines
  • Open forum

Registration and Fees

Member Non-Member Student/extension
Friday $50 $65 $35
Saturday $75 $125 $50

You can join with registration and receive member rates. Note that membership is per family/vineyard/company (extension/student membership is individual). Registration is per-person. Membership fee for the NC Muscadine Grape Association is $50 (individuals, wineries, vineyards), $25 (students/extension), and $150 (Suppliers, marketers, other businesses)
Additional $10/person after March 13.

Exhibitor/Sponsor inquiries welcome

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Travel

The Lu Mil Vineyard is at  438 Suggs-Taylor Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337  Buses will be provided for the tour in the vineyard.
The Bladen County Cooperative Extension Center is at 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown, NC 28337. There is plenty of free parking.

Accommodations

We are working to arrange for Conference Group Rates at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, 3010 N Roberts Ave, Lumberton, NC 28360.  A straight shot to the Extension Center!  Check back at this page for more information. Call (910) 738-3838 to make reservations — mention “Muscadine Conference.”  

There are limited options in Elizabethtown:

  • The Elizabethtown Inn, 105 Cromartie Rd, Elizabethtown, NC (910) 991-3081  Highly rated small inn; limited number of rooms.
  • Knights Inn Elizabethtown, 609 E Broad St, Elizabethtown, NC  (910) 862-7444   Not locally recommended but may be adequate

Attendees may choose to stay in Lumberton, about 30 minutes away: Local advice recommends staying near Exit 22 on I-95, as these are the best hotel selections in a good area with several nearby restaurants. Other hotels  besides the Country Inn include

  • Holiday Inn Express  302 Wintergreen Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358, phone 910-593-6234   Includes free breakfast
  • Springhill Suites 5128 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, phone 910-738-2085.
  • Comfort Suites 215 Wintergreen Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358910-225-7983  Includes free breakfast
  • Holiday Inn 101 Wintergreen Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358, phone 910-671-1166
  • Quality Inn 201 Wintergreen Drive, Lumberton, NC, 28358, phone 910-674-4473 Includes free breakfast

Have questions? Contact NCMGA.