Carolina's Land of Rhythm & Roots celebrates the rich music, history and food traditions of the region at the Liver Mush, Music & Mutts Festival in Uptown Shelby. Started 30 years ago by Mack’s Liver Mush, the festival celebrates this local food staple. The festival is recognized in regional and national media including Our State Magazine and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods. Typically, the festival would welcome 16,000+ guests on October 16, 2021 for live music, handcrafted items, food and more along with Liver Mush freshly prepared and sold by local producers of this well-loved "delicacy". Due to COVID-Delta spread, this year will only have virtual elements including the Liver Mush Video Cooking Contest, Virtual Pet Costume Contest by RollOver Pets, Virtual Vendor Markeplace. Visit link for details and updates. SAVE October 15, 2022.