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The Joy of Gingerbread

Time to say “goodbye” to your jack-o’-lanterns and “hello” to your favorite holiday decorations. As November leads into December, fill your calendar with the many seasonal activities going on in the Chatham County area. For starters, we hope to see you at The Root Cellar’s Gingerbread Decorating events throughout the month of December. Additionally, they will be offering pre-ordered, scratch-made Thanksgiving dinners to kick off the holiday season. For the next two months, and beyond, The Root Cellar invites you to make yourself right at home.  

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Pickle Jar Cafe

“Farm Fresh, Locally Sourced.”

In North Carolina’s culinary world, diners and restaurants alike pride themselves on local eating. Somehow, the closer to home the food is grown, the better it tastes. At the Pickle Jar Cafe in Pittsboro, that statement could not be truer. In supporting local farmers and sustainability, their impact in the community runs much deeper than delicious meals.

As their chef, Mario Robledo says, “We strongly believe in supporting our local farmers, shopping small and overall sustainability.”

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You Won’t Bee-lieve the Fun at Pollinator Day

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Photo Credit: North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center

Did you know bees and other pollinators are needed to produce 80 percent of our flowering plants and one third of our human food crops? I didn’t either. Educate yourself about these important insects at Pollinator Day in Chatham County! Read more

Chatham County Halloween 2013

Pittsboro, NC — Halloween in Chatham County means corn mazes, hay rides and haunted houses. Oh yes, and haunted trains. Here are some ideas for the spooky season west of Jordan Lake. Read more

Three Rivers Arts Festival

Chatham County, NC — It’s been a busy autumn, but not too hectic to plan a visit to the Three Rivers Arts Festival on October 19 and 20, 2013.

Three Rivers Arts Festivals

In the southeastern corner of Chatham County (in fact, right on the border) is an area called Three Rivers. The annual Three Rivers Arts Festival features locally made arts and crafts – nothing imported from China or even California!

As the name says, the focus is really on Arts. Over 35 exhibitors will be showing including oil painting, acrylics, photography, jewelry, quilting, woodworking, pottery and Weird Thrift.

If you like florals, you might enjoy Kim Young or Kate Ladd.

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Entrance, parking and music are free.  Vendors set up in barn stalls, the riding ring and horse pasture.  Most areas are accessible for a wheelchair or walker, though some of it is short grass pasture and the riding ring is loose dirt.  Volunteers will take you to feed treats to the horses and chickens if you wish.  This is a great opportunity to buy holiday gifts that are all hand made by the artist vendors of the festival (there are no re-sale manufactured items here).

Music & Food

The Festival runs two days (Saturday and Sunday) and includes seven musical acts including Michael Daughtry as well as Dogwood Blossom.

Food trucks will also be out as well as (Chatham County’s own) Bear Creek Brews.

15 Minutes from Pittsboro

Three Rivers Arts Festival is an effortless 9 mile drive down 15-501 about half the way to Sanford.

Event Details

Three Rivers Arts Festival
Sat-Sun, Oct 19-20, 2013

Summer Rain Farm
1064 Walter Bright Road
Sanford, NC 27330
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Hoppin’ John Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention

Pittsboro, NC – Get out your fiddle, mandolin, guitar or banjo because the Hoppin’ John Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention is coming to Shakori Hills in Pittsboro on September 19-21, 2013. Read more

Two Fall Trips on Jordan Lake

Pittsboro, NC – Hard to believe summer is over, but it’s time to start thinking about Fall Excursions with Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP). Read more

NC Hops & Roots Fest – May 25, 2013

Pittsboro, NC – One of my favorite Chatham County events is coming up on May 25, 2013 – the NC Hops & Roots Festival. Read more

Chatham Wellness Festival May 18

Pittsboro, NC – The 2nd Annual Chatham County Wellness Festival is coming on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Food, exercise, sustainable agriculture, alternative medicine and more. Read more

Southern Side-by-Side Spring Classic

Outside of Pittsboro, NC – My friends at Deep River Sporting Clays are hosting The Southern Side-by-Side Championship and Exhibition this weekend.  It’s great fun to see expert marksmanship, history, tradition and competition all rolled into one.

Deep River Sporting Clays

Just 13 miles south of downtown Pittsboro, Deep River Shooting Clays sits on 65 acres of rolling woodlands outside Sanford.

Their business is essentially target shooting at clay pigeons. I’ve taken my daughter Kelsi out there for instruction and recreation.

Southern Side-by-Side Spring Classic

Now in its 14th year, the Southern Classic features side-by-side shooting. That is, double barreled shotguns.

You’ll see fine shotguns, accessories, clothing and artwork represented by more than 75 vendors from around the world all on the Deep River grounds.

The Classic features competitions all weekend including 12-gauge, hammerless and even a black powder challenge. Black powder is the most traditional method of shooting. As they say at Deep River, “we’ll see who wins when the smoke clears!”

See the full schedule: Southern Side-by-Side Spring Shooting Classic

Event Details

Southern Side-by-Side Spring Classic
April 26-28, 2013

Deep River Sporting Clays
284 Cletus Hall Road
Sanford, NC 27330

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