An Adventure Fit for Fall

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When thinking of fall, everything cozy comes to mind- pumpkin pie, sweaters, hot chocolate and the approaching holiday season. This month, start planning to kick off your fall season with a trip to Huckleberry Trail Farm! Located at 143 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City, NC, 27344, Huckleberry Trail Farm is open to the public every weekend beginning Saturday, October 1st through Sunday, October 30th.

Whether you are planning a visit with your family, or to reminisce on your own childhood experiences, the farm hosts a variety of activities suitable for all ages.

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Sprinkled, Glazed and Powdered the Chatham County Way

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As we all know, the best tasting food in life comes in the shape of circle. Craving something sweet today? Take a look at these tasty doughnut treats in the Chatham County area. Whether you’re a sprinkled, glazed or old-fashioned doughnut lover, these delicious stops will satisfy any kind of sweet tooth!

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Spend a Saturday in Briar Chapel

Briar Chapel, Raleigh, North Carolina

Briar Chapel, Raleigh, North Carolina

Get in tune with Briar Chapel’s 2nd Saturday Summer Concerts! Spend Saturday, August 13 in Great Meadow Park for Briar Chapel’s Music in the Meadow summer concert. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. enjoy The Swingin’ Richards for a night of music, fun and food.

Located just south of Chapel Hill on 15/501 at 1342 Briar Chapel Parkway Chapel Hill, NC, 27516, Briar Chapel welcomes you to take a tour of their award-winning green homes, custom homes and ranch-style villas.

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Fall into Fearrington Wine Dinners and Classes

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Whether it’s a ladies night out, date night or you’re taking some personal time, Fearrington Village is offering both wine tasting classes and wine themed dinners this August. Join them for a trip around the world from South Africa to the Danube, for a crash course on wine history and tasting.

Fearrington Village keeps the wine flowing for two select dates in September and October for feature wine classes with Chris Tyrell of Tyrell’s in Hunter Valley, Australia and Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar.

Taste the South African Wine Culture:

South African Wine Tasting

Exploring the Wines of South Africa

As an epicenter of wine innovation in the world, South Africa is without a doubt making history with its unique wine culture, a culture that spans from the present day to the seventeenth century. From the foundation of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company, South Africa began to establish a name for themselves in the management of their vineyards.

Taste the many wine varieties this country has to offer by “Exploring the Wines of South Africa.” Did we mention that cheese was involved too?

WHEN: August 4: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $35 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121

Take Advantage of Free Wine:

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The Goat

Join Fearrington Sommelier Collin Williams for free wine tastings each Saturday at The Goat from 3-4 p.m. With Williams’ help, and a taste from each of their hand-selected wines, you’ll find the perfect bottle to take home for your next dinner party!

WHEN: August 6, 13, 20, 27: 3-4 p.m.
PRICE: Free
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 919.545.5717

Swim Through Wines of the Danube:

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The Wines of the Danube

For this trip down the second-largest river in Europe, you won’t need a boat. The Danube River runs from Germany to the Black Sea through 10 different European nations. With so many countries, come so many different wine cultures. The staff at Fearrington Village encourages you to indulge in some of the lesser-known European wines.

An experience you will not forget, and one that will change your wine palate forever, Fearrington Village recognizes “The Wines of the Danube” as one of their most exciting classes of the year.

WHEN: August 18: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $35 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121

Be Lead Blindly:

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Blind Wine Tasting Class

See, swirl, smell, sip and savor- now try it blindly! Fearrington Village Wine Director Maximilian Kast teaches guests how to identify specific wine flavors in their “Blind Wine Tasting Class.”

Next time you head out to that five star dinner with your friends, you will be able to identify how oak tastes in a wine, or how buttery a certain wine can be or maybe even the smell of select wines. Impress them with your knowledge!

WHEN: August 25: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $35 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121

Catch a Flight to the Land Down Under:

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Chris Tyrell

Join Fifth-Generation CEO Chris Tyrell of Tyrell’s Wines in Hunter Valley, Australia, one of the most legendary wine institutions in the country. As producers of some of Australia’s most important wine, Tyrell will take your wine palate on a trip through some of their best selections.

Enjoy a taste from their prized selection, Shiraz from Hunter Valley and Victoria, and savor in some of the world’s most unique, treasured wines.

WHEN: September 21: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $45 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121

Spend an Evening with Chateau Musar:

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Marc Hochar

One of the top wineries in Fearrington Village, Chateau Musar’s part owner, Marc Hochar, shares his experience with an in-depth tasting of both red and white wines from the estate. Taking guests back to vintage wines of the 1980s, Hochar shares the story of the estate itself through a night with Chateau Musar’s best wines.

WHEN: October 20: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $45 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121

446 May Farm Road

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Pittsboro, NC- Just minutes away from Jordan Lake and Chapel Hill, this quaint four-bedroom, three-bath Pittsboro home includes access to the Potterstone Village clubhouse and community pool.

At 2,434-sq-ft divided into 1.5 floors, with three bedrooms on the main floor, you’ll be sure to fall in love with the unique bamboo-floored layout and its high vaulted ceilings.

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8137 Crawford Currin Road

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Oxford, NC- The mountains have never felt closer with this custom ranch log home estate.

Sitting on 6.5 acres, this 3,320-sq-ft home boasts more than enough room for your immediate family, and for the in-laws too. This rustic four-bedroom, three and a half-bath home features a built-in in-law suite, equipped with its own full kitchen, bath, bedroom and living area.

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Historically Speaking

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Every county in North Carolina has its own unique history. As for Chatham County, there is much to be said about its agricultural, industrial and mining industries. Formed in 1771 by early European settlers, Chatham County boasts a host of historical sites.

Named in 1758 for William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, early English Quakers created the foundation for Chatham County’s past, present and future.

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Battle of the Chatham County Brunches

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Sundays are often designated days for lying in bed or rushing to begin the week’s errands. With a brunch takeover on the rise, more and more people are finding a reason to hop out of bed and grab a fork and a waffle instead.

These top brunch spots for Chatham County will have you out of the house before the clock strikes noon! If that doesn’t convince you, maybe these tasty dishes will.

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Summer is Heating Up in Chatham County

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With the kids out of school, summertime becomes a never-ending search for fun, budget-friendly activities. This June, Chatham County has no shortage of activities for the whole family.

As temperatures are on the rise outside, make your next cool summer adventure be any one of these Chatham County activities. Fun for the entire family!

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Make Father’s Day an Adventure

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Around the world and in the United States, many observe Father’s Day as a way of celebrating the father figure in their lives. In Mexico, people celebrate by running a citywide 21km race in Mexico City. In Brazil, families gather for all-you-can-eat barbeques at home. In Japan, children present their fathers with a wide range of homemade gifts.

This year, how will you celebrate Father’s Day right here in Chatham County?

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