|Sat. & Sun, September 1-2, 2012|
37th Annual Old Fashioned Farmer's Day
at the G.T. Petty Memorial Fairgrounds, Silk Hope, NC
Sat. & Sun, September 1-2, 2012
Celebrate an American Way of Life and Old Fashioned Farming with lots of events and entertainment all weekend, including: country entertainment, antique tractor pulls , restored antique farm equipment in use, antique tractors and autos, old time farm crafts demonstrations, working farm animals in action, children's pony and fair rides, children's farm animals on display (petting zoo), children's pedal tractor pull, food, home made ice cream, arts, crafts & flea market vendors and musical entertainment (country, gospel, bluegrass, and southern rock, folk dancers and clogging).
Come and visit the past! Marvel at how things were done! Think of all the advances that have been made through the years! You will see many skills and technologies which have been almost forgotten over the years!
We continue to add to our antique Farm-related Treasures. Last year we added a Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shop reconstructed from and abandoned Deep River Coal Company site in Chatham County. Visit us in 2010 to see new additions!
Last year our extensive working display of Antique Steam Power drew the attention of Roy Underhill of the Public Broadcasting System's The Woodwrights Shop series, who filmed an episode during the Event!
[See all sorts of amazing antique equipment at work during the Festival!]
[A Steam-Powered Engine in the Pugh Memorial Ice Cream Building, powers several Churns can each turn out five gallons of Home-Made Ice Cream at a time!] The Delicious Ice Cream is available to you at the Ice Cream Building!
Also featured is an Antique Tractor Display, an Antique Car Display, Antique Farm Machinery (some in operation), Corn Shredding, a Shingle Mill, hit-and-miss Engines, and a Rock Crushing Machine.
You may wish to purchase some excellent Old-Fashioned Corn Meal made on site during the Festival in our Grist Mill Building, and perhaps pick up some tasty Old-Fashioned Molasses made on site from locally-grown Sugar Sorghum in our Sorghum Press and Wood-Fired
Don't miss our Farm Animals in Working Harness carrying out such chores as Rock Crushing, Plowing, and other demonstrations!
There are Farm Animal Competitions in which animals raised by local children are judged, as well as many other activities for all ages.
Our Quality Entertainment throughout the Festival includes Gospel Singing, Bluegrass Music, Folk Dancing, a Flea Market, Antiques, Crafts, and much more.
The Great Food and Fixings include Pork Barbecue (is there any other?), Fried Chicken Tenders, Hot Dogs, Home-Made Ice Cream, and many other culinary delights!
The Old Fashioned Farmers Day Festival is located 1 hour west of Raleigh, NC off US 64; 1 hour southeast of Greensboro via US 421 and US 64; 45 minutes south of Burlington, NC via NC 87 and Lindley Mill/Silk Hope-Lindley Mill Rd. 6 miles NE of Siler City, Chatham County, NC . [Approx. 30-45 minutes from Chapel Hill]
Get Directions / Read more about the
Silk Hope NC Old
Fashioned Farmer's Day
(919) 742-2972 or (919) 742-4881.
|September 7 - 16, 2012|
North Carolina Mountain State Fair, Fletcher, NC (much further afield,
near the Asheville Airport)
1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
September 7 - 16, 2012
The Annual Mountain State Fair features kids' activities, carnival rides (Powers Great American Midway), livestock competitions, live music (including bluegrass, old-time and gospel), giant produce including pumpkins, watermelons, and sunflowers, antique farm equipment display, Farm Adventure Tent (watch the mama pig with her piglets, the baby ducklings on the water slide and some hands-on barnyard activities for the children), watch a chainsaw artist sculpt wood with a chainsaw, transforming a block of wood into a bear, eagle or fish right before your eyes; Heritage Walk (take a walk through the past and learn about family traditions and mountain folks way of life; see crafters at work); lots of fun events and exhibits for everyone; lots of fun for families and kids!
|Sat. Sept. 15, 2012|
3rd Annual Rockin' 5K
Family Fun Run / Festival to
benefit Super Cooper's Little Red Wagon Foundation.
Sat, Sept. 15th Southern Village in Chapel Hill.
This fun family friendly event includes a Family Fun Run, 5K and Festival featuring live music, bike rodeo, food truck alley, giant slide, mechanical bull, mobile game unit, live auction, and much more! Funds raised are used to support the Super Cooper's Little Red Wagon Foundation mission of providing housing and support for families affected by brain tumors. Click for Admission/Tickets/Sponsor info.
|Thurs., Sept. 13, Fri. Sept. 14 & Sat. Sept. 15, 2012|
TROSA MEGA Fundraiser Sale
Lakewood Shopping Center, 2000 Chapel HIll Rd.
Thurs., Sept. 13, Fri. Sept. 14 & Sat. Sept. 15, 2012, 7 am - 6 pm (Rain or Shine)
Shop for gently used Family and Home items: clothing, kitchenware, furniture, pianos, TVs, holiday deocraitons, exercise equipment, carpets; Construction supplies; items for college dorms and apartments (futons & Sofas, tables, microwaves, desks, mini refrigerators, chairs; office supplies (office furniture, file cabinets) and much more! All funds go to support the people of TROSA.
|Sat., September 15, 2012|
Tiger CHill Festival for All Ages at Chapel Hill High School
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 4 - 8 pm *See Rain Date info below.
Chapel Hill High's First Annual Tiger CHill Festival for all ages will offer fun for the whole family and a great way to introduce young "Chapel Hill Tigers" to all the clubs, arts and sports that Chapel Hill High School has to offer.
Fun activities will include:
* Carnival Games
* Play! Bounce & climb on Inflatable Rides; Dodgeball TOurnament, Baseball Speed Pitch, Mini GOlf, DIY Tie Dye Socks, Face Paining and lots more!
* Eat! Barbecue, Sausages & Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, Pizza, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, Baked Goods
* Shop! Artisan Booths featuring beautiful crafts from around North Carolina
* Live Musical Performances from the CHHS Band & Cohrus, and the McDougle and Smith Middle Schools'
* Bands"Tiger Idol" contest sponsored by Athletic Boosters
(Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 - 6 pm)
|Fri. & Sat, September 21 - 22, 2012|
|Museum of Life +
433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
Friday, September 21, 2012, 6 - 9pm Heroes & Villains AFTER DARK (Reservations Required)
Sunday, September 22, 2012, 10am - 5pm (No additional fee,included with admission)
|Sat., Septtember 8, 2012|
Colonial Kids Day in Hillsborough, NC - Hosted by the Orange County Historical Museum and the Burwell School Historic Site Burwell School Historic Site, 201 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 12 - 3 pm
Orange County Historical Museum and Burwell School Historic Site will host Colonial Kids Day at the Burwell School Historic Site, where children can participate in colonial games, a lemonade party (2pm-2:30pm), and a Colonial Fashion Show (2:30pm - 3pm). They can learn about quill writing, butter churning, and more. The museum is located at 201 N. Churton St and there is an admission fee. Advanced registration is encouraged. Limited number of tickets available/limited participants, so reserve your tickets early. Call (919) 732-2201 for more information.
|Sat., Sept. 9, 2012|
Tobacco Harvest Festival and Mock
Auction at the Duke Homestead.
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
September 9, 2012, 10am - 4pm
Costumed interpreters demonstrate traditional tobacco harvesting, stringing, and curing. Hear the sounds of the only tobacco auction left in Durham. Enjoy historic games, music, and refreshments. Throughout the day, enjoy the hornworm festival, enjoy the hornworm race, MoonPie eating contest, musical entertainment, craft vendors, refreshments, and more. Free!
|Sat., Sept. 15, 2012|
2012 at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1029. "The Plaza, Capitol Grounds, and all four floors of the Museum will be filled with buggy fun! "
Saturday, September 15, 2012 9am - 7pm.
Also BugFest Evening Insectival, Sat.
Sept. 15, 2012 5 ? 7 pm
There is lots of buggy fun to be had at the 15th Annual BugFest event at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences! The nation's largest single-day bug event, BugFest?held annually at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh?offers quirky bug-filled fun for adventurous people of all ages. Learn about arthropods, which make up three-quarters of all animals on Earth. See unusual insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Taste delectable dishes featuring creepy crawlers as a major ingredient at Caf? Insecta. Educational and entertaining displays, exhibits and activities?both inside and outside the Museum?will highlight BugFest! In prior years the BugFest has been host to amazing and bizarre live animals such as the foot-long Malaysian walking stick, the venomous giant South American centipede, and an Amazonian bird-eating spider as big as a dinner plate!
(919) 733-7450 or toll-free (877) 4NATSCI
|Friday - Sunday, September 14-16, 2012|
(31st Anniversary) Greek Festival, at the Expo Center, NC State
Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
Church, Raleigh, NC with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Habitat
for Humanity. Authentic Greek food, pastries, Taverna, Live Bouzouki Band,
entertainment, Greek dancing, coffee shop, cooking demonstrations,
gift shops and more. Admission fee; children 12 and under free.
2012 Flyer not yet available (as of 6/2012)
2012 Dates TBA (as of 6/2012)
Triangle 6th Annual Farm Tour hosted by the Carolina Farm Stewardship
2012 Dates TBA (as of 6/2012)
Enjoy a great day out visiting local farms and support sustainable local agriculture!
The goal of the farm tour is
For more information visit the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA)
or call (919) 542-2402
|Sat., September 15, 2012|
Annual Woof-A-Palooza Dog Walk to Benefit Chatham Animal Rescue and
Education, Inc. (CARE) Central Carolina Community College, (Hwy
64 West), 764 West St., Pittsboro NC 27312 (further afield).
Sat., September 15, 2012, 10am - 2pm. Rain or shine!
Woof-A-Palooza is a one mile dog walk to benefit Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (CARE). There will be activities, contests, prizes, refreshments, vendors, contests, demonstrations, and other activities for you and your pet. For more info visit www.chathamanimalrescue.org.
* September 15, 2012 - rain or shine
CARE has wonderful pets for adoption - visit their website for more info.
|Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012|
Annual Historic Speedway Group Racers Reunion & Car Show, at the Occoneechee-Orange
Speedway in Hillsborough, NC 320 Elizabeth Brady Rd. Hillsborough, NC
September, 29th, 2012, 7am - 4pm
historic car show at the dirt race track where Richard Petty raced in the
old days; the Occoneechee-Orange Speedway is the original NASCAR dirt track
that has been restored in Hillsborough, NC. FUN, living RACE CAR history!
Click this link to learn
more and see video about the Speedway including Richard Petty reminiscing
about racing on the speedway in Hillsborough.
|Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012|
County Agricultural Fall Festival
Sat, Sept. 29, 2012, 10am - 10pm
The Chatham County Fall Festival is a fun, family-friendly event that will take place at the Fairgrounds, Pittsboro, located behind Food Lion on Hwy.64 Business. Gates open 6pm, Wed-Fri. Noon on Saturday. Admission: Ages 9 and up: $3, children 8 and under: FREE.
[2012 UPDATES not yet available as of August 24, 2012]
Editor's Note: Our family has had lots of fun at the Chatham County Fair! Our kids milked a cow, rode on a mini-roller-coaster ride (huge smiles all around), (and just by chance) one of our daughters lost her first tooth at the Fair. In 2012 Chatham County will have a one-day FALL FESTIVAL.
|Fri. Sept. 28 - 30, 2012|
|Sun., September 30, 2012|
|15th Annual Carrboro Music
Festival Downtown Carrboro, NC
Sunday, September 30, 2012
WOW! We are constantly reminded of all the reasons why Carrboro is such a cool, fun, excellent place to live. The annual Carrboro Music Festival offers great music and lots of fun for everyone; family friendly and fun activities for kids too. We look forward to the Carrboro Music Festival EVERY year! Last year during the evening of the festival we were enjoying a casual dinner outside at Armadillo Grill, listening to some great live music at the table next to us. What a great place to live and play!
From the Carrboro Music Festival Website:
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