Is it fall yet? October is rounding the corner, which means the season of Oktoberfest is among us. Many years ago, in the year of 1810, Crown Prince Louis, who would become King Louis I of Bavaria, invited the citizens of Munich, Germany to his marriage celebration in front of the city gates, including a horse race, a feast and the origins of Oktoberfest. Though much has changed in the past 200 years, the spirit of community gathering remains unchanged. Today, Oktoberfest is celebrated in various forms worldwide from late September through early October, with an average consumption of one million gallons of beer annually. The tradition lives on in Chatham County on October 2. Cheers!
Don’t worry, you won’t be expected to contribute to the one million beers consumed. This pub crawl is for beer lovers and cocktail sippers alike! On October 2, from 6 p.m. to midnight, you can plan your own route, visiting eight locally-owned Pittsboro bars, all within a short distance from each other. Visit all eight or plant yourself and your friends at a few of your favorites, the day is yours to design. Bars will be featuring specials throughout the night, stay tuned for more updates!
Participating bars include:
- The Modern Life Deli & Drinks (The Mod)
- 580 Craft Beer
- bmc brewing
- Fair Game Beverage Co.
- Red Moose Brewing Company
- The Sycamore at Chatham Mills
- The Beagle
- Starrlight Mead
Use the map provided to begin planning your crawl extravaganza!
Also taking place on Saturday, October 2, the Oktoberfest Celebration in Pittsboro kicks off at Carolina Brewery at noon. From noon until 8 p.m., you can warm up before taking on the Pittsboro Pub Crawl in the evening. With an Oktoberfest-themed menu launch and beer tapping, your favorite specials will be available from September 21 through October 17. If you miss the celebration on October 2, you’ll still have time to try that Oktoberfest Lager.
Event admission is free and includes the sounds of Rhonda Robichaux, live! An artist with New Orleans origins, Rhonda mixes blues, jazz, funk, soul, samba and originals.
Carolina Brewery’s Oktoberfest Celebration at their Chapel Hill location will take place on September 25 from 4 – 8 p.m., which will feature beers, brats and live music courtesy of the Jason Adamo Band and DJ P. Nominal. Now, there’s a party.