Fall is for Festivals
What two words go together better than “fall” and “festival?” This month, experience all of the fall excitement through many of the fall festivals taking place in Chatham County. If fall is your favorite time of year, there is no shortness of celebration happening here!
From delectable food, to activities, to shopping and art, the Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes you to fall into any one of these upcoming festivals in the area!
Old-Fashioned Farmers’ Day:
From Saturday, September 2 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, September 3 at 5 p.m., Old-Fashioned Farmers’ Day will take place one hour west of Raleigh off of US 64. Once you arrive, expect to be transported back in time to learn more about the old-fashioned skills and technologies of the past. Compare and contrast what you learned to what we have in today’s society! As this is the 42nd year of Old-Fashioned Farmers’ Day, it is currently the longest running event in Chatham County!
From Friday, September 8 at 10 a.m. to Saturday, September 9 at 4 p.m., the Flatwoods Festival will take place on Main Street in Bennett, NC. Free of cost for all visitors, guests of all ages can enjoy a parade of antique cars, trucks, tractors and horses, oh my! With craft vendors on site as well as inflatable jump houses to keep the fall excitement bouncing, you can spend your afternoon taking in a bit of Chatham County flare while listening to live music!
This year’s Pepperfest will take place on Sunday, September 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Maybe not your typical fall festival, Abundance NC is calling their event a “Recipe for Fun!” Taking place at Great Meadow at Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill, NC, join in on their 10th year of celebrating all of the flavors of Carolina peppers. Test your palate by sampling a pepper-themed beverage or meal, enjoy live music and stop by the Kid’s Zone for a quick pepper-sampling break!
As one of the most iconic symbols of fall, of course the pumpkin has its own fall festival! The Pumpkin Festival Takes place from Saturday, September 30 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, October 1 at 5 p.m. at the South Chatham Ruritan Club in Bear Creek, NC. On Saturday, bear witness to an exciting lawn tractor pull, craft demonstrations, food and craft vendors and a play yard. The fall air will also be full of Bluegrass music on Saturday! On Sunday, enjoy many of the same attractions, in addition to mudslinging and gospel music.
Children ages four and under are admitted for free and the admission fee is $6. Free parking is offered on site.