Our first weekend in June offers a number of events for varying ages, interests, and budgets. Take a look at the options, make a weekend of it, and plan for amazing experiences. Major festivals are taking place, with a myriad of regularly scheduled events between Thursday and Sunday. Participate in celebrations of wellness, food, drink, and performance.
Dairy Dash. Sat, June 3
The event, hosted by Lindley Farms Creamery, consists of a four mile road race and a four mile cross-country trail. You choose which race you want to join. People visit to run/walk the race, and also watch and cheer on the registrants. Dairy Dash is an event held to raise money for the Silk Hope Junior Dairy Show. All proceeds from Dairy Dash go to support the kids who show cattle in the dairy show. There are t-shirts, gift bags, free food, and lots of prizes. Guests are welcome to tours of the farm. Email for more information. New this year–vendors with produce, meat, cane syrup, and of course, cheesecake.
Milo Holt Western Festival. Sat, June 3
Take in the farmers’ market, check out the Oasis Open Air Market, and other historic downtown sites, including the legendary Farmers’ Alliance, when you attend this family-friendly event. Milo Holt’s love of western films, his life, and his passion for good music, is celebrated at this festival. Entertainment, movies, children’s games, food, and more in a downtown setting offers plenty to explore.
Pittsboro Wine Fest. Sat, June 3
We celebrate craft beverages in our area, and this annual event offers a taste of wine, spirits, cider, and more. Enjoy the festivities with live music, food trucks, local cheese, a souvenir glass, plenty of wine to taste (including Chatham Cider Works, our newest and sparkling beverage), and door prizes.
IRONMAN 70.3. Sun, June 4
Athletes display amazing endurance in this annual event, which launches in Chatham County at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. Show your support as they cycle through scenic roads after a vigorous swim. Head to brunch and First Sunday after watching athletes who travel globally to compete.
Farm to Fork 2017. Sun, June 4
We’re delighted to serve as the destination for the Farm to Fork weekend finale in its 10th year, at Fearrington Village. The picnic will feature up to 35 chefs producing tasting size dishes featuring local, seasonal ingredients grown by a local farm paired with the chef. These partnerships historically result in highly creative collaborations that are as beautiful as they are delicious. The event also spotlights 14 local food artisans and breweries; each will provide samples of their products, along with makers of local wine, coffee, and tea.