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!
There’s nothing like springtime in Siler City! But what happens when you bring a Chicken Festival into the mix? The first annual Spring Chicken Festival will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in downtown Siler City. A free event for all, you won’t want to miss the exciting attractions and tasty treats lining the streets of downtown.
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.
“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.”
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
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
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.
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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
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.
Three Rivers Arts Festival
Sat-Sun, Oct 19-20, 2013
Summer Rain Farm
1064 Walter Bright Road
Sanford, NC 27330
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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
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