St. Patrick’s Days

There’s a new tradition on the docket for St. Patrick’s Day in 2022 – Jameson® Irish Whiskey will be turning the one-day holiday into a two-day spectacle. A double holiday for all the folks who missed the holiday over the past two years, make sure to double up on the green, double up on your luck. This year, it’s not “Happy St. Patrick’s Day,” it’s “Happy St. Patrick’s Days.” The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in the American colonies in New York City on March 17, 1762. Since then, Americans continue in celebrating what is the history, and the folklore, of St. Patrick himself. Get lucky in Chatham County this week!

Q: Why should you never iron a four-leaf clover?

A: You don’t want to press your luck!

St. Patrick’s Day with Goats:

Photo Courtesy of Spring Haven Farm

That’s not a phrase you’ll read too often. Spring Haven Farm in Chapel Hill hosts their St. Patrick’s Day with Goats farm experience running Wednesday, March 9 through Sunday, March 20 and tickets are on sale now! Visit with and feed your favorite goats – Scout, Winnie, Holly, Armstrong and Gilbert. Celebrate with Lola the pig, Ragnar the horse, the Highland cows and Annie the donkey. The chickens, turkeys and guinea hens will be onsite, ready for a day of festivities.

Younger guests are invited to take a spin on the Tractor Train. There’s picture coloring in the barn and crafts available for purchase, including painting a birdhouse or making lucky charm bracelets. During your visit, kids can also participate in the free Leprechaun Riddle Hunt. At arrival, you’ll be given a riddle and in order to solve it, you must find nine different hidden Leprechauns, each with a secret word. Once you put the riddle together, you’ll win a golden chocolate coin. What a pot of gold!

Ticket prices for all ages are $13.50. Get yours before they sell out!

Chatham YMCA Leprechaun Dash 5K/10K:

Photo Courtesy of Chatham YMCA

Are you ready to run toward the end of the rainbow? The first-ever Chatham YMCA Leprechaun Dash 5K/10K will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 8:30 a.m. Raising money for children in Chatham County, test your endurance on a fun, yet challenging, course. Beginning at the Chatham YMCA at 287 East Street in Pittsboro, run or walk through the new Chatham Park to a breezy, downhill finish.

Both the 5K and 10K registration fees are $45 per runner. Funds raised through the event will support the YMCA Annual Campaign, providing financial assistance for after-school and summer day camps. Prizes will be awarded for age groups and the runners with the best leprechaun attire!

St. Patrick’s Day and Beer Specials:

Photo Courtesy of The APS of Durham

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that pairs best with a cold brew. Vecino Brewing Co. in Carrboro will host an evening of Irish beer and music on Thursday, March 17 from 6 – 9 p.m. Carrboro’s own Gaelic Áils is serving up traditional Irish pub songs by Dubliners, Pogues and the Clancy Brothers. Lyrics will be up on the big screen for you to sing along!

On Thursday, March 17 from 3 – 10 p.m., Bombshell Beer Company in Holly Springs will host an epic evening of tasty food, cold beer and live music. All the best ingredients!

“Bark for Good Luck” at Tobacco Wood Brewing Company in Durham on Thursday, March 17 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the holiday AND meet adoptable dogs from The Animal Protection Society of Durham. It may be your lucky day to bring home a new best friend!