Get outside, that is – because October is festival month around here. The weather’s cool, the humidity comfortable, and the leaves are wearing the very latest colors, wine-red and citrus. It’s a perfect time to wander around a festival listening to music and exploring what is unique about Chatham County.
Heritage Day at Jordan Lake. October 1, 10-3. Celebrates the rich history of this area. Live music, cloggers, BBQ, make your own old-fashioned crafts including corn husk dolls, tin punch art, cane poles, pine needle painting and more. Exhibits and demonstrations such as local arrowheads, Native American life, flint knapping, farm life, tobacco crops, wildlife and natural resources, and more. White Oak Recreation Area.
Pittsboro Pepper Festival October 2, 4-7 PM. An afternoon of peppers from Piedmont Biofarm, local food from our wonderful local restaurants, live music, crowning of a King and Queen of Peppers, pepper tasting, and more.
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival. October 6, 2011, 10:00am through October 9, 2011, 8:00 pm. Four days, four stages, over sixty bands playing world and local music. Dancing, workshops, camping, food, family activities, and fellowship.
Goldston Old Fashion Day October 8, 2011 8:00am – 5:00pm Celebrations, crafts, music, food, children’s activities, homemade ice cream, hot dogs, Philly cheesesteaks, homemade barbecue, and more. The event has been a Goldston fall tradition for 20+ years.
Kids’ Pirate & Princess Festival! Friday, Oct 14 through Sunday, Oct 16 (9am – 2pm) At Jordan Lake State Park – Ebenezer Church Recreation Area, “Non-scary” Pirate Captain Don provides 20-minute boat rides from the beach. Come dressed as a pirate or princess and join in the fun! Pirate music, arts & crafts, treasure hunt by the picnic shelter with the Pirate Queen.
Pittsboro by Gaslight Saturday October 15, starts at noon. Don your optional Victorian apparel and wander around town. Scavenger hunt, walking minstrels, fictional history tour, parlor games, live music at multiple venues.
In addition to festivals, there’s all the usual wonderful activities and entertainment – check out the Pittsboro-Siler City CVB Events Calendar. Music at Roost, City Tap, the Bynum General Store, Reno Sharpe’s Store, and the General Store Café. A horse show, tours of Carolina Rescue, and stargazing on Jordan Lake.
Lots to do and see – get outside!