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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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Where Global and Local Flavors Meet

Without the hassle of buying a plane ticket, packing your bags and braving the airport lines, you can experience global cuisines in Chatham County. How, you may ask? The Travelling Cafe of Pittsboro offers prepared meals, cooking classes and catering menus to quench your thirst for exploration. This fall, enroll in one of their public cooking classes and learn how to incorporate adventure into your weeknight menu offerings.

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The Bradford by Day, Fearrington by Night

For many of you, travel plans for the holiday season have been adapted, altered or altogether cancelled. Traditions that were once annual staples have been put on hold until the next year. Take the opportunity to explore your own neighborhood, right here in Chatham County. Of the many local favorites hosting holiday open houses, The Bradford in New Hill is one of them! A luxurious event and wedding venue, the team at The Bradford welcome you to learn more about their story. Give the gift of exploration to your loved ones and book a private, socially distanced tour today. 

Once you’ve booked your seasonal tour, reserve a Christmas dinner, courtesy of The Fearrington House Restaurant. Look at that, your December calendar is starting to fill up already! 

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Thanksgiving at Home

More than ever, the saying, “no place like home for the holidays,” will ring true. A compromise for your Thanksgiving plans does not mean compromising for your favorite holiday traditions. For Thanksgiving weekend, we have your plans covered. Celebrate at the Pittsboro Christmas Tree Lighting then reserve a table at a local eatery or bring the taste of the season, and all the seasonings, home! 

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Food Feeds Commmunity

These days, neighborly support is more important than ever. Organizations across North Carolina are brainstorming creative solutions in extending a helping hand to their communities, at a safe distance. The Chatham Food Hub in Siler City exemplifies just one of these creative solutions. Offering residents a drive-through food court, the Chatham Food Hub is partnering with local restaurants to blend community and food together. The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering is among the first restaurants to join in the initiative, bringing their menu to the drive-through table.  

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Goodness Gracious!

No, we really mean it – goodness gracious! Getting tired of the routine microwaveable dinners and takeout? It does not have to be the same old, same old. Pittsboro welcomes Goodness Gracious! Juice Company to their list of local culinary favorites. Serving up fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, breakfast, soups and salads, break up your day with a new kind of flavor. 

Open Thursday to Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., that workday or weekend lunch break just got a bit tastier. Read ahead for your breakfast or lunchtime inspiration. 

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Virtually Thriving

The new reality that many of us are facing today includes finding new ways to adapt to living our social and professional lives from home. For the time being, we can make the most of the situation by immersing ourselves in the various educational and entertainment resources available at our fingertips. Fortunately, many of these resources are now free for the public to access and enjoy while practicing safe social distancing.

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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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Chowing Down in Chatham County

Whether your roots are in Chatham County or you are passing through, there are more than a few culinary destinations that should catch your eye. From traditional southern cooking to an authentic Italian pizza, there’s a taste for every unique palate at the table. So tonight, fold up your apron and try somewhere new!

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A Day in the Life of Pittsboro

 

Whether you have lived in Pittsboro your entire life or are enjoying a weekend visit, your one-day bucket list won’t be complete without these destinations. The perfect getaway from anywhere in the Triangle area, Pittsboro welcomes you to revel in its rich history, culture and attractions. Who knows, maybe your daytime adventure will lead to planting roots in the area. We have houses for that!

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