5 Events Not to Miss in September & October

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Ronald McDonald and Rameses team up for A Tasteful Affair in October at the Blue Zone.
Photo by Brian Fleming Photography

Hog Day  
September 14-15
The 36th Hog Day weekend features games, local bands and most importantly, the original barbecue cook-off with veteran cooking teams. If you’re ready to bring home the bacon, head over to River Park to join the fun. Free admission.

Curds and Crafts Festival  
September 16
Bring on the brews and Brie at the fourth annual festival hosted by Weaver Street Market! Across two sessions, 16 cheesemakers and 12 breweries from North Carolina will bring their best to The Cloth Mill at Eno River while live music will be provided by The Ivory Boys. All ticket proceeds will go towards RAFI-USA, a nonprofit supporting rural advancement. Tickets $35.

September 29
Orange County’s LocalFest kicks off its first year at Blackwood Farm Park. The festival hopes to promote our area’s food, music and businesses and foster a greater appreciation for community history. Don’t miss cheese-making and canning demos, mural and printmaking workshops, pony rides and food trucks. 

A Tasteful Affair
October 7
The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium will become a food zone to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Restaurants, food trucks and guests from across the Triangle will share and sample delicious bites and beverages. Winners of the food and beverage competition will be crowned at the end. Tickets $50-$100. 

Empty Bowls  
October 14
Attendees at TABLE’s sixth annual event held at Weaver Street Market will enjoy soup from The Carolina Inn, The Root Cellar, Tandem, Chef Teddy Diggs and Weaver Street Market while sliders will be provided by Hickory Tavern and CrossTies BBQ. Guests can take home beautiful locally crafted pottery with all proceeds going to TABLE’s hunger relief programs. Tickets $15-$75.

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Jishnu Nair

Jishnu is an editorial intern at Chapel Hill Magazine. He's a junior newspaper journalism major and politics junkie at Syracuse University's Newhouse School who originally hails from New Jersey. When Jishnu isn't writing, you can find him watching, playing, or talking about soccer. Alternatively, you could find him on his couch rewatching Game of Thrones for the 7th or 8th time.

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