Entries by Julie

Holly Days in Pittsboro

And, just like that, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. In Chatham County, all is merry and bright. You’ve finished your last of the Thanksgiving leftovers and are preparing for a festive frenzy during the month of December. Loved ones may be visiting, you may have time off of work, you may be in the market for a holiday activity that does not require driving to the North Pole. Hop on our sleigh and we’ll guide you in navigating your to-do list!

Ride on the Reindeer Roundup

It’s all aboard Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express and tickets are selling quickly! New Hope Family Valley Railway: The Triangle’s Train is cruising through a winter wonderland at the North Carolina Railway Museum in New Hill. With special holiday scenes set up throughout the route, experience the magic of the season with photo opportunities galore. Tickets are on sale now for the month of December, get yours before they sell out!

Making Christmas Magical

Sure, the calendars just flipped into November, but the holiday season is on its way. With meals to prepare, plans to organize and gifts to purchase, get a head start with some creative shopping ideas, all local to Chatham County. Store-bought gifts are great, but try on local, try on handmade for size. Give the […]

Huckleberry Trail Farm Fall Festival

That’s right, it’s fall festival season on Huckleberry Trail Farm. Siler City’s premier source for all things fall, you are a short drive away from hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, slingshots and much more. Line your stoop with rows of Chatham County-grown pumpkins from the 2021 Huckleberry Trail Farm Fall Festival. Open to the public every weekend until Sunday, October 31, there is more than enough time left for you and your loved ones to take fall festivities to the next level. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Before you go, reserve two to three hours of your day to get the most of your experience on the farm. 

Best of Chatham: Harrison Fence

If it’s simply for aesthetics, if it’s for additional home security, Harrison Fence has spent the past 20 years fencing properties across North Carolina. Masters in their trade, their team is equipped to assist you in creating a space that best accommodates your needs. Since 2001, Harrison Fence has stood the test of time as a family-owned and operated organization, leading in fence installations in the Triangle and surrounding areas. Schedule your free estimate and learn more about what options will work best for your home or business.

145 Oldham Place

What can we say? At first glance, 145 Oldham Place leaves us absolutely speechless. Located 15.79 acres directly across from Chatham Park, this regal estate will have your jaw dropping at every turn. At three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, there’s enough space for all of your holiday guests to make an appearance. A real Chatham County treasure, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to check this home out!

43 Danbury Court

Just sold, this spacious, craftsman-style cottage features a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath floorplan. With a cozy porch, courtyard and patio, the exterior is on par with the elegance of the interior: hardwood floors, granite counters and upgraded cabinets.

78 Trace Drive

This 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch home is located within Pittsboro’s Magnolia Trace subdivision. A certified ENERGY STAR home, 78 Trace Drive also boasts its premier outdoor spaces and close proximity to downtown!

It’s Oktoberfest Season

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!

Best of Chatham: Parks Painting

Did you know that the oldest house paints were made of milk, lime and honey? In fact, King Tut’s tomb was painted with milk-based paint. We aren’t saying you need to head to the farmer’s market to gather supplies for a new exterior look, but it’s nice to learn new trivia! The color of your house can say a lot. For example, historically speaking, a red door has symbolized a safe stop for travelers or having fully paid off a mortgage. Whatever statement you are looking to make, Parks Painting invites the Pittsboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding communities to “roll with the best.”