Sure, we are months away from Halloween, but who doesn’t love a good ghost story, regardless of what the calendar says? You may not know this, but Chatham County is allegedly one of North Carolina’s most haunted counties. Of all the spooky tales with origins in North Carolina, this one may leave you scratching your head. Just 10 miles south of Siler City, the Devil’s Tramping Ground is a notorious camping spot near Harper’s Crossroads in Bear Creek. A perfect circle, 40 feet in diameter, this small plot of land is home to a massive mystery.
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.
The month of February is all about showing love to those you care about. While the way in which you do so may be different than in previous years, the impact is just as resounding. Connect with your loved ones, even those you may have not met yet, and continue to spread goodness and light through this coming year. Whether it’s encouraging a high school senior or supporting our furry friends at the Carolina Tiger Rescue, we could all use a little extra love!
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!
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!
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!
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.
The King himself is checking into Chatham County for one night only! It may not be the Heartbreak Hotel, but Bynum Front Porch invites you to be their guest for the evening for “A Tribute to Elvis” like no other. Your ticket admission goes straight to an amazing cause supporting future college students achieve their goals.
Ah, it’s finally that time of the year when we can all hit the reset button on future goals and milestones we’d like to achieve in the next 12 months. Whatever did not get accomplished in 2019 is in the past. For many, the same goals are set year after year with little desire to make real progress. What if you could get started today? Whatever your goal is, there is a resource in Chatham County to achieve it.
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!