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 gift everyone will remember!

Holiday Art Classes – The Creative Goat:

Your Chatham County craft supply store, The Creative Goat in Pittsboro has everything you need to feel equipped for your holiday crafting. Offering a variety of crafting classes, learn how to stain, paint, crochet and stitch all season long. On Tuesday evenings from November 2 – November 16 at 6 p.m., sign up for Dixie Belle’s Make and Take classes.

On November 2, you’ll join a workshop in learning to paint wooden signs, all in the spirit of the holidays. On November 9, make your own Christmas stocking; now, there’s a holiday staple you can use year after year. Finally, on November, 16, experience the art of the Cricut in making the T-shirt of the season! Learn to cut the vinyl designs on the Cricut, press your design onto the shirt. Wear your specialized design home that evening! To keep the craft Tuesdays going, register for the workshop on November 23 at 6:30 p.m. to create your own Thanksgiving centerpiece. All other Tuesday evening workshops begin at 6 p.m. Registration prices may vary; however, materials are included in the price.

On Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m., try your hand at hoop art! What is hoop art? Using a wooden hoop as the border, create intricate embroidery designs to display how you choose! A great class for beginners and experts alike, create a Christmas-themed embroidery design for gifting or for keeping. The choice is yours!

For the grand finale, the 18’’ Merry Christmas Vintage Truck Sign – Sip, Stain and Paint will take place on Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m. Unwind as you bring your vintage truck sign to life, and bring something to sip on as you go!

Believe in the Christmas Magic:

The Christmas magic returns to Silk Hope Farm Heritage Park on Saturday, November 6. Located at 4221 Silk Hope Road in Siler City, shop from local vendors from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. That’s a full day of shopping for jewelry, handbags, beauty products, kitchen items, wreaths, handmade soaps and lotions, woodwork, baskets, scarves and more. With so many gifts to choose from, don’t plan on leaving emptyhanded.

Makers Market Series:

Keep on shopping local at the Makers Market Series at MOSAIC at Chatham Park in Pittsboro, kicking off on Saturday, November 13. Enjoy music, a market with craft vendors and refreshments. The music starts at 1 p.m. with sounds by Counterclockwise String Band. The Makers Market, hosted by Pop-Up Raleigh, will take place from 1 – 5 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the music and plenty of holiday cheer!

625 Katy Stella Drive

625 Katy Stella Drive in Cary is on the market! Newly-listed, this end-unit townhome offers both privacy and close access to community amenities. In close proximity to all the Triangle has to offer, visit your favorite local eateries, walking trails, golf courses and shops, all a short drive away. There’s plenty to explore, get started on your virtual tour!

1554 NC-87

Just sold, this ranch home sits on 6.3 acres and is home to 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a home office. Plenty of renovations have been added in the past several years, including hardwood floors, metal roofing with a life warranty, Andersen windows, updated septic, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and master and second floor bathrooms. Not to mention, the exposed beams are among its most notable additions. Additional living spaces include the enclosed sunroom and unfinished basement.

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400 Gladstone Trail

Just sold, 400 Gladstone Trail in Pittsboro features 2,324 square feet of living space, complete with a remodeled kitchen, updated finished and picturesque views from the back patio. Built on 7.3 acres, this property allows for horses to move in and kick back on the 1-acre pasture and in the stall barn. Adding to the remodeled kitchen, the new appliances, farm sink, updated cabinetry and quartz counters are a small fraction of the beauty the rest of the home holds. The exterior is up to par with a 12’x15’ shed, a raised bed garden, creek and walking trails!
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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. 

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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. 

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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 floor plan. 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.
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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!

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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! 

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