September 22 is the first day of fall, which means pumpkin-flavored everything, weekend football tailgates and switching out wardrobes for cooler weather. Over in Germany, the start of fall means gearing up for one of the most important holidays of their calendar year – Oktoberfest. As the world’s largest folk festival, six million people flock to the streets of Munich each year for community, celebration and, of course, the beer. No need to start the process of renewing your passport or booking flights, the second annual Chatham County Beer Festival is bringing your favorite brews to your backyard.
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.
Summer isn’t over yet. In fact, we’re only getting started here in Chatham County! If you did not have your child’s summer all planned out in April, don’t fret.
Sight unseen, 143 Freeman Drive in Pittsboro had multiple offers before officially hitting the market. Built in 2011, this craftsman-style home is located in the Powell Place subdivision, which is well-known for its rustic homes, proximity to nature and area schools. Close to Pittsboro’s finest shopping, recreation and dining offerings, there’s plenty to explore both in and out of the neighborhood. Take the virtual tour!
In the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chatham Rabbits began touring the state in a camper van, hosting backyard concerts in parks and in neighborhoods. Neighbors staged lawn chairs, packed charcuterie boards and simply enjoyed the presence of others, at a safe distance, listening to music. Two years later, PBC North Carolina will premier their television show, “On the Road with Chatham Rabbits,” which began this May on Thursdays at 8 p.m.
For the many places their music has taken them, Chatham County will always be part of their origin story.
New listing alert! Firstly, this location will be hard to beat. Secondly, the custom accents will leave you speechless. 147 Oldham Place in Pittsboro is located on six acres, directly across the street from Chatham Park. When you aren’t wining, dining or shopping at MOSAIC at Chatham Park, a 350-acre, multiuse development, you’ll be enjoying all that your luxurious, custom built ranch home has to offer. Why wait on your dream home? Take the tour today!
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!
It may be early in the week, but we have our sights set on the weekend. Friday is closer than it was yesterday! This Saturday, January 29, Chatham County is honoring some of its favorite inhabitants, animal wildlife. A biodiverse region, Pittsboro’s Starrlight Mead and Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge are hosting events to showcase some of the many species that call North Carolina home. Get to know your neighbors, even the ones with feathers or hooves!
Take a step back into the past. In the heart of historic downtown Pittsboro, located at 85 Hillsboro St., transport your taste buds to simpler times, with bursting flavors of both savory and sweet. Since 1997, S&T’s Soda Shoppe has been a neighborhood staple. With a deep-rooted history in North Carolina, dating back to the 1880s, they are still a local favorite today. We hope you saved room for dessert!
We all know that North Carolina has much to offer; however, it’s home to only one known plane crash site. Tucked in the Great Smoky Mountains, Waterrock Knob Trail is your literal road to ruin. A highly-rated trail for hikers and explorers alike, the trail is two miles roundtrip, located at the highest elevation on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The closest city being Waynesville, the area has a remote feel to it, making it the perfect spot for stargazing, bird watching and complete immersion in nature. Of course, its most unnatural feature is its plane crash site.