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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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March on the Farm

Working goat and dairy farm by day, bed and breakfast by night! Celebrity Dairy in Siler City is home to 300 acres of all the farm-themed entertainment you could ever need. In rural Chatham County, escape to a Southern oasis, equipped with all the feels of home. From March 5 to March 28, the barn doors are open to you and your accompanying guests. Each weekend in March, Open Barn events are back for private tours for groups of up to 15 people. There’s no better therapy than spending the afternoon with 100 dairy goats! See for yourself.

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And a Happy New Year

The presents have been wrapped, some even opened. Stockings have been hung with care, awaiting a visit from a resident of the North Pole. There is an excitement in the air, leading up to a new year, full of new expectations and opportunities. Known as a time for renewal, the New Year is upon us, meaning a total reset is on the horizon. End the holidays and welcome the New Year by keeping the festivities going!

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Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Because we all need more farm animals in our lives! Pittsboro’s Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is a gathering place for species, both human and animal. On Saturday, October 31, visit the farm for a unique musical experience, shared with goats, sheeps and all your favorite fall treats. At 3 p.m., take a socially-distanced seat, and take in the fall weather in the most ideal autumn setting.

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Sounds of Summer

The sounds of live outdoor music mean summer is in full swing. All around Chatham County, you can catch the live music fever at many of your favorite local venues. With all the native North Carolinian talent to go around, you won’t want to miss out on these live summer performances.

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Father’s Day Festivities

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!

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Siler City Spring Chicken Festival

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.

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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