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!
What’s hotter than summertime in North Carolina? PepperFest weekend in Pittsboro! Named North Carolina’s largest local food festival, PepperFest will line Main Street in Pittsboro on Sunday, September 22nd from 3 – 6 p.m. Order your tickets in advance to guarantee a taste of all that the day has to offer.
Happy Father’s Day! With just a couple of days away to plan dad’s holiday weekend, Chatham County has plenty of activities available to fill your calendar. From mead, to games, to brunch and more, start making your plans and reservations today!
You read it right, your favorite food “meats” a classic fall celebration at The Root Cellar’s 7th Annual Porkapalooza. With seven years in the making, be assured that the porky deliciousness just keeps getting better every year. On Saturday, October 6th from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., enjoy a taste of Pittsboro’s cuisine at The Root Cellar and neighbor House of Hops. Located at 35 Suttles Road in Pittsboro, the fun won’t be hard to find. Just follow your nose…and your appetite. We look forward to seeing you there!
24 rotating draft beers, 400 bottled and canned beers, fill or buy a growler – it’s all available at House of Hops! Opening in Pittsboro just two months ago, this delicious pit stop keeps their taps running and their customers intrigued with a unique selection of hoppy beverages. What goes best with a cool, summer drink? Outdoor music! House of Hops welcomes Sounds of Summer to their patio along with a multitude of North Carolina performers. Find out more about how your summer could sound, and taste, a bit better with House of Hops:
With St. Patrick’s Day just a few short weeks away, many of you may still be in search of that perfect pub or brewery. Thanks to a little help from “the luck of the Irish,” Carolina Brewery of Chapel Hill and Pittsboro hopes that you will be spending St. Patty’s Day weekend with them!
April is North Carolina Beer Month, which means this month is all about celebrating craft brews from right here in our state. As Chatham County residents know, the Piedmont area of N.C. has much to offer beer lovers, from local breweries to restaurants that serve home-brewed beer on tap. Read more
Photo by Bill Gracey.
Pittsboro, NC – Growing up, my brothers and I never got our Dad a necktie for Father’s Day. Our Dad liked the thrill of fishing, diving, hiking, hunting, camping and paddling. But maybe your husband or Father is more of a chill guy, watching the golf game, drinking a beer, eating a wonderful meal.
Whether the Dad in your life likes to thrill or chill, here is a list of things to do in and around Chatham County this Father’s Day weekend. Read more