Shakori Hills, Chatham County, NC – Just about 10 miles from the Old Courthouse in Pittsboro is Shakori Hills, the legendary NC concert venue. This Saturday, September 1, it’s sure to be a good time with the fall NC Hops & Roots Festival. Read more
Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County has a great music scene, and it’s not all bluegrass. Nothing wrong with bluegrass, BTW. But this weekend is about Indie artists at TRKfest in Pittsboro.
Pittsboro, NC – There has been so much going on these last few weeks, I feel like my head is spinning. The holiday spirit is everywhere in Pittsboro and there is so much to do. Here are a few things you may need to write down so you don’t miss them. They are coming up this weekend! Read more
Pittsboro, NC – Oh how I love a holiday parade! The music, the floats, Santa and all the excitement I see in the eyes of the children, makes for a wonderful day. I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to see two parades so closed to home. Read more
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Pittsboro, NC – Once Fall arrives, I look forward to warm apple cider, colorful leaves, hay rides, jack-o-lanterns and street fairs. Now is a great time to visit some of the local farms to get a pumpkin and try your luck in the corn maze.
Pittsboro Street Fair
I like to start my Fall activities with the Pittsboro Street Fair. Its close to home and full of local artists, craftsmen, ready-to-eat and take-home food, and live musical entertainment with tons of free children’s activities from 10 am – 5 pm.
Come out to the Pittsboro Street Fair in Pittsboro, Saturday October 22nd on Hanks Street.
The Haw River Sunset Paddle
Take in the spectacular fall colors during a sunset paddle behind the Bynum Dam with Haw River Canoe & Kayak. The flatwater of the dam is especially well-suited for young and novice paddlers, with smooth paddling and plenty to see. You may get to see a great blue heron, belted kingfishers, Canada geese, red-tail hawks and eagles while paddling.
The paddle begins at 5p.m. this Saturday, October 22nd. The trip fee is $25.00 per person. If you bring a canoe or kayak, the trip fee is $20 per person.
To register, please call Haw River Canoe and Kayak at 336-260-6465. Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.
Some Story Telling & Short Truths
If siting back in a chair and listing to some good stories is what you’d rather do this Saturday night, come on out to Bynum General Store‘s front porch between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Listen to stories spun by storytellers J.A. Bolton and Randy Rayfield.
Farm Fun, Amazing Mazes, And Halloween Festivals
Here is a great list of places to take the family and enjoy all the Fall activities.
- Halloween Hoopla – Siler City
- The Chapel Hill Preservation Society presents Haunted Chapel Hill tours
- Halloween Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington Village
- Halloween Express Train on the New Hope Valley Railway – New Hope
- Ganyard Hill Farm – Durham
- Carrboro Halloween Carnival – Carrboro
- Hart’s Pumpkin Farm – 885 Meroney Church Road, Bear Creek
Wishing you a spook-tacular October!