Busy November Weekend Kicks Off Early Holiday Season

Start the holiday celebrations early this year with an event or experience all your own. You’ll have plenty of time to do things for others so take this first weekend in November to indulge in you. Whether it’s for the day or overnight, we have plenty of places to explore. We’re attending a number of parties–either a grand opening or anniversary of a number of our visitor-related businesses so join us in kicking off the season with some festive times.

The weekend starts with First Friday tours at Piedmont Biofuel and Biofarm (Pittsboro). The green tours include learning about solar double cropping, a walk through the medicinal herb garden, constructed wetland, and more. Later on Friday, November 2, visit Vineyards At Southpoint, for their Anniversary weekend celebrations, which include wine tasting specials, tasty nibbles, and a few delightful surprises. The atmosphere is relaxing and the fall colors come through vibrantly from inside or from the deck. Another option to consider–check out Charlie’s Barn (Siler City) for local music on a Friday night and visit Vineyards At Southpoint (Durham) Saturday, November 3, instead, where the anniversary festivities continue with wine, chocolate, sangria, and music.

Also toasting to one year in operation is unWINEd (Moncure); visit  Saturday, November 3, for sweet and savory crepes from Parlez-Vous, music, and North Carolina wines, all in a cozy atmosphere. Just down the road, Circle City Bookstore, which opened recently in Pittsboro, invites you to their Grand Opening Saturday, November 3. Festivities include an author reading by Daniel Wallace, co-hosted by Davenport’s Cafe & Lounge, followed by a book signing at Circle City Bookstore. Guests can participate in drawings for prizes from Pittsboro businesses. While in downtown Pittsboro, take in the Joyful Horizon Fashion Show, co-hosted by The Joyful Jewel and New Horizons Trading Company.

Sunday is just as busy! Kick off the day at First Sunday, which includes Avis Autrey performing at Liquidambar Studio of Art (2pm – 4pm), Kay Goldstein reading from Star Child at The Joyful Jewel (1pm – 2pm), a wine tasting at Vino!! Wine Shop (12pm – 4pm), plus Beggars and Choosers (antiques, vintage clothes, collectibles) and Circle City Books & Music will be open. It’s a fun-filled day of music, a few food trucks, and plenty of time to browse and shop in downtown Pittsboro. Hope you still have some energy to explore because our newest bed & breakfast in Pittsboro, Small B&B and Cafe, invites you to a special Grand Opening, complete with refreshments, tours of the B&B rooms, and a look at the owners’ digs too (one day only!).

Alongside all these festivities to kick off November, you’ll find plenty of other events, including tastings and tours and it’s also the perfect time to see fall color on your drive to Southern Supreme in Bear Creek. It’s Daylight Saving Time so you’ll have an extra hour to explore our area!