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!
The month of February is all about showing love to those you care about. While the way in which you do so may be different than in previous years, the impact is just as resounding. Connect with your loved ones, even those you may have not met yet, and continue to spread goodness and light through this coming year. Whether it’s encouraging a high school senior or supporting our furry friends at the Carolina Tiger Rescue, we could all use a little extra love!
As we close the chapter on 2019, it is time to begin thinking ahead! Like, what are your plans for New Year’s Eve?
Your Christmas tree may still be up, but the twinkling lights of New Year’s Eve are just around the corner. With a countdown to 2019 on the way, we hope you will be ringing in the New Year in Chatham County!
As the days get even longer, we find ourselves growing even closer to this year’s Summerfest in Pittsboro, NC! This year, join us as we sponsor the second annual celebration of summertime festivities. Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 1st from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. in downtown Pittsboro, at 8 Hillsboro Street. Keep this annual tradition going!
Now that Labor Day is behind us, the summer season has officially ended. Time to put away your white clothes, and break out the oranges, browns and deep reds to enjoy the cooling temperatures as we make our way into fall! Read more
Every year on March 17, the Irish (and the Irish-at-heart) celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Originally a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, the holiday has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. Read more