Know Before You Go
The World’s Largest Frying Pan is relatively easy to find, located in the Rose Hill Town Square, which is about 2 miles away from exit 380 off of Interstate 40. On most afternoons, this destination is little more than a novelty, and the pan itself isn’t well displayed because it is covered to protect it from the elements. Perhaps the best time to see the pan in action each year is at the North Carolina Poultry Jubilee held each fall, which includes a food festival featuring chicken cooked in the pan. If you do choose to visit, you may notice several “Keep Out” signs, but you’re unlikely to find a complaint from anyone in the town unless you try to enter the gazebo the pan is housed in. Otherwise, the area is a nice open green space and a decent respite from a long drive along I40. Many folks combine a visit to the frying pan with a visit to nearby Duplin Winery, a mere 6 blocks up South Sycamore Street.