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July Fourth in Pittsboro

In America’s books, the Fourth of July is a celebration like no other. For many Americans, that celebration is defined by hot dogs. Every year, on July 4, Americans consume 150 million hot dogs, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. In 1916, the first unofficial Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest took place, with four immigrants seeking a claim to fame. Today, that contest is a holiday tradition for the many folks competing and the millions watching at home. So, what’s for dinner in Chatham County on July 4?

If you are grilling out on the patio of your newly-purchased home from Julie Roland Realty or you are looking for a community event, there are plenty of ways to celebrate, with or without a hot dog in hand.

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St. Patrick’s Days

There’s a new tradition on the docket for St. Patrick’s Day in 2022 – Jameson® Irish Whiskey will be turning the one-day holiday into a two-day spectacle. A double holiday for all the folks who missed the holiday over the past two years, make sure to double up on the green, double up on your luck. This year, it’s not “Happy St. Patrick’s Day,” it’s “Happy St. Patrick’s Days.” The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in the American colonies in New York City on March 17, 1762. Since then, Americans continue in celebrating what is the history, and the folklore, of St. Patrick himself. Get lucky in Chatham County this week!
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A Very Huckleberry Fall

Pumpkin-picking season is almost ripe at Siler City’s Huckleberry Trail Farm. A Chatham County favorite, Huckleberry Trail Farm’s Fall Festival kicks off sweater weather for many locals. This year, the farm’s response to the current health pandemic will ensure the safety of employees and visiting guests, including several alternatives to many of the traditional activities typically offered. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. until October 31, the Fall Festival will be in full swing. Tickets are available now online! 

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New Decade, New Traditions

As we close the chapter on 2019, it is time to begin thinking ahead! Like, what are your plans for New Year’s Eve?

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Decked Out December

From decking the halls to decking your holiday calendar, there is no doubt that December is a hectic time of year. Save some time to simply enjoy the season with the ones you love. There’s no better place to do that than home. We invite you to explore the many seasonal offerings in the area, with our help, of course!

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Find Me in the Pumpkin Patch

There’s no sight more welcoming than a southern front porch lined with a colorful row of North Carolina-grown pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. With Halloween inching nearer and nearer, make an experience out of decorating your porch for the season by visiting a pumpkin patch. Luckily, Chatham County is in no shortage of wonderful farms and patches fresh for the picking! This fall, grab your wheelbarrow and jack-o’-lantern carving kit for a crisp afternoon of seasonal decorating.

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Main Street Spices Up for PepperFest

What’s hotter than summertime in North Carolina? PepperFest weekend in Pittsboro! Named North Carolina’s largest local food festival, PepperFest will line Main Street in Pittsboro on Sunday, September 22nd from 3 – 6 p.m. Order your tickets in advance to guarantee a taste of all that the day has to offer.

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Strumming in Shakori Hills

The weather is cooling off, which makes spending time outdoors in North Carolina even better. Make the most of the weather by joining the 13th Annual Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention September 12th – 14th at Shakori Hills in Silk Hope, North Carolina.

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The Big What?

If you haven’t gotten your fill of summertime music festivities yet, The Big What? is coming to central North Carolina for three nights in August. Running Thursday, August 8th through Saturday, August 10th, catch the sounds of southern nights at Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Pittsboro, North Carolina. 

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A Festive Fourth

The Fourth of July in America means freedom, fireworks and copious amounts of fried food. That’s the perfect recipe for a holiday weekend. For anyone looking to fill up their long weekend with local festivities, you’ve come to the right place. Right in your backyard, neighboring Chatham County towns and communities are celebrating their American pride all weekend long.

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