Around Pittsboro: Fall Fun at the Street Fair

by Main Street Pittsboro

The crunching leaves underfoot is local code for: “It’s time for the annual Pittsboro Street Fair!” This year it’s happening Saturday, October 27th from 10am-4pm.

The streets west of Hillsboro Street and north of Business 64 will be filled with local creative talent in the form of culinary, visual, and performing artists. Visit the Main Street Pittsboro booth on the southside of Hanks Street (map is below) to see plans for changes slated for downtown. We’ll have information to share about upcoming public art installations and holiday events that support small businesses and unite community. We want to hear from you! Please take a survey to tell us your visions for downtown and take away free photo prints from the Zim-Zoom photo booth.

Extra special reveal: We’ve picked the Street Fair to launch Pittsboro Boomerang Bags. Boomerang Bags are reuseable bags, made by local volunteers from donated fabric from French Connections, Reclamations Home Furnishings, and Screaming for Vintage). They’re tagged with a Boomerang Bag label branded especially for Pittsboro. Downtown Pittsboro is excited to be the first Boomerang Bag community in the Triangle, and Main Street is delighted to have brought them here. Find Boomerang Bags at Deep River Mercantile, The Joyful Jewel, Liquidamber Gallery and Gifts, New Karma For Old Threads, Oakmoss Attic, Pittsboro Toys, Reclamations Home Furnishings, Screaming For Vintage and swear off plastic bags forever! Using Boomerang Bags constantly will help reduce plastic waste and landfill garbage AND build a more sustainable Pittsboro…a winning trifecta! (Stay tuned for sales happening downtown that will require the use of your Pittsboro Boomerang Bag to receive special discounts.)

Park and Ride to the Street Fair
Parking can get pretty challenging downtown so make it easy on yourself. Chatham Transit will shuttle attendees to/from the Alpha Install parking lot located just a few minutes north of the Street Fair at 697 Hillsboro St.

Fun for Everyone at the Street Fair
90-100 booths will offer a huge variety of arts and crafts
15 booths will offer an assortment of popular products
40 non-profit booths will offer free activities and information
15+ food booths will offer a variety of delicious food and beverages

These Artists in Residence will demonstrate their crafts throughout the day:
Dubois DeLon, The Light Preserve – silver jewelry
Orlan Johnson, Chapel Hill Woodturners – lathe turned items from wood
Jamie Mastin, Glimmer and Glue – 3-D paper art
Lealon McLeod – pen, ink and watercolor works
Julie Uhler – plen aire painting


Daylong Entertainment for Kids of all Ages

First Citizen’s Bank Parking Lot
10:05-10:15 / Opening Words / National Anthem
10:15-10:30 / Pittsboro Youth Theater
10:30-11:30 / Tommy Edwards Bluegrass Experience
11:30-11:45 / 7 Dance Centre
11:45-12:45 / The Dowdy Boys – Gospel
12:45-1:00 / Carolina Performing Arts Studio
1:00-2:00 / Saludos Compay – Latin
2:00-4:00 / Swade & Satin – Music Variety
2:50-3:05 / Chatham Dance Connection

Central Parking Lot – Kids Zone
10:00 all day / Bounce House/Face Tattoos/Activities
11:15 / Kids Mindful Movement
1:00 / Dan the Magic Man
2:30 / Dan the Magic Man

Postal Fish Parking Lot
11:30-12:30 / Kenny B
12:30-1:30 / Wes Collins
1:30-2:30 / Whatserface
2:30-3:30 / The Live Oaks


The Annual Pittsboro Street Fair is hosted by the Town of Pittsboro.

2018-10-26T19:13:55-04:00October 18th, 2018|

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