Summertime Seafood Festival for Father’s Day

According to the American Heart Association, we should be eating at least two servings of seafood each week, which provides essential nutrients to the whole body. The Summertime Seafood Festival hosted by The Sycamore and Postal Fish Company brings the taste, the experience of seafood to you! The perfect gift for Father’s Day, tickets are on sale now for Sunday, June 18. From 2-6 p.m., savor chef-crafted seafood, listen to live music and play lawn games at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills!

The Festival

Taking place this Father’s Day in downtown Pittsboro, the Summertime Seafood Festival will feature seafood and non-seafood options by The Sycamore and Postal Fish Company. Some of the menu favorites include Maine-style lobster rolls, oysters on the half shell, lemonade shrimp, crabcake sandwiches, chilled lobster salad and Carolina-style BBQ ribs. On the side, add hush puppies, plantain chips with pico de gallo, grilled shishito peppers and corn on the cob. Onsite, the cash bar will serve beer, wine and summer cocktails, like mojitos and watermelon margaritas. Top it all off with dessert from Alsies Ice Cream.

That afternoon, doors will open at 2 p.m. and beach music by The Castaways will start at 3 p.m. The event is rain or shine and availability is limited, so make sure to purchase your pre-sale tickets now! Advance entry tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door if the event is not sold out. Entry is free for children under the age of 12. Seating will be open inside and outside, but guests are invited to bring their own folding chairs and blankets for the optimal seafood picnic experience.

Price of tickets is for entry and band cover; food and drinks are available for purchase.

Postal Fish Company

After celebrating prominent success as the executive chef and executive sous chef at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, James Clark and Bill Hartley decided to open up their newest venture – Postal Fish Company. Located at 75 W. Salisbury Street in Pittsboro’s old post office building, Postal Fish Company opened its doors in 2017 to an excited wave of “seafoodies.”

The beginnings of Postal Fish Company surfaced as a vision of a casual eatery, dedicated to celebrating local seafood from the Atlantic coast. While Clark and Hartley have enjoyed serving up more unusual eats, like striped bass and white grunts, they have expanded their markets into oysters, crabs, shrimps and other fish with the local relationships they have built with the fishing community.

The Sycamore

Located at Chatham Mills, The Sycamore takes great pride in unique cuts, seasonal plates and local flavors. Serving up the extraordinary, this steakhouse and restaurant in Pittbsoro is known as the “hidden gem” of fine dining in the Triangle area. Their modern-vintage atmosphere provides an environment for guests to relax and unwind.

If it’s ostrich or duck, delectable desserts or a glass of sommelier-selected wine, The Sycamore aims to impress. Visit The Sycamore restaurant, bar or lounge from Tuesday through Saturday from 5-9 p.m.