All posts by Lisa Skumpija

Oktoberfests!

Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer Tap Takeover at The House of Hops  October 5 @ 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Take advantage of the cooler temps and head over to Penguin Place in the new Chatham Park Mosaic for the first weekend of October festivities. Kick off the season of pumpkin and autumn flavors- even in your alcoholic […]


Family Fall Fun

Ok, here is your source for all the fall festival fun you can possibly handle. From corn mazes, to haunted trails, pumpkin picking and animal fun, these farms will provide all the essentials for you to embrace the best of the season.  Gross Farms – Sanford, NCThe Gross family has owned and farmed this land for […]


Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival  September 27th and September 28th 100+ Bluegrass bands invade downtown Raleigh for a foot stomping good time.  This free street festival has 8 stages, a vendor area with artisans, food and more, a whole hog barbecue championship and more!  Featuring IBMA and Grammy Award winners, top-notch emerging acts, traditional bluegrass, and acts […]



SOMM – OFF! At The Postal Fish Company Sunday September 15th @ 5:30 PM

This coming Sunday, Master Sommelier, Max Kast, and Advanced Sommelier, Paul DiMario are going head-to-head in our Dueling Sommelier Wine Dinner with their weapons of choice – WINE!  Each sommelier will choose wines they believe best complement each course, and their selections will not be disclosed to anyone until the night of the dinner. In fact, the wines will not […]




This Weekend Check Out Hewitt Pottery Open Kiln and Cary’s Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Mark Hewitt Summer Kiln Opening It’s that time again. Mark and his apprentices, Stillman Browning-Howe and Will Baskin are busy making pots for the summer firing. This will be Firing 101 of the impressive wood fired salt kiln. The kiln openings are essentially a sale mixed with a party. There are light refreshments, lively conversation between locals […]


The ODDCO Live Music Series August 17th

What the heck is the ODDCO?! The ODDCO or The Odd Company is the newest store/art gallery/ bar/ live music venue in Pittsboro. It’s the only one too! The owners are bonafide “fringe artists” working in art, music, design, branding and media. They started the ODDCO is a unique and lovingly created storefront that specializes […]


Fearrington Village Culinary Classes with Sheri Castle

Fearrington Cooking School: Sunday Dinner from the Garden August 11 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM AND  Easy and Elegant Make-Ahead Chilled Menu for Hot Days August 25 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle, author of Instantly Southern, for a cooking demonstration taking inspiration from the beautiful Fearrington gardens and local farmer’s […]