Local on Main: PBO’s Farm & Art Dinner

by Main Street Pittsboro

Spring has sprung and all of Pittsboro is bright green with a lot of yellow pollen mixed in. These bright hues bring to mind two things: the promise of farmers’ fields found just outside of downtown abundant with fresh growth, and the renewed sense of creativity for local artists of all genres.

In Pittsboro, small farms and a robust creative culture is a way of life. So, Main Street Pittsboro is celebrating this good life with a pop-up dinner that has a super-local twist. We’ve gathered area farmers, chefs, restaurants, craft beverages, and visual and performing artists to bring local creativity right to our main street.

Local on Main

Join us for the inaugural “Local on Main: PBO’s Farm & Art Dinner” on Sunday, May 19th 5-8pm.


A limited number of $100 tickets are available starting Monday, April 15th.  With all the buzz this has generated, we do expect to sell out, so be decisive.
Buy your tickets at this link or point your smartphone camera at this QR code to reach the page and conclude your purchase.

Dine On Hillsboro Street

Here’s the plan: we’re going to block off Hillsboro Street north of the courthouse for folks to gather. First up is a cocktail hour in the Page Vernon Pocket Park with a local instrumental duo. Then we’ll move down the block a bit to tables and chairs aligned down the middle of the street and decorated with fresh flowers for a seated three-course dinner prepared by chefs from local restaurants. Local ambassadors will be hosts and share tales of the town— our history, our character, and our culture— while the setting sun gives way to stars above the courthouse tower. A live local jazz band will play while dinner guests enjoy the bounty of local farms, and the creativity of culinary artists who turn those fresh raw resources from the fields into plates of color, texture, and flavor supported by creative treats for the eyes and ears.

An evening like this requires a whole lot of people and it all starts with…

Local on Main: The Farmers

Burnette Ranch

Celebrity Dairy

Boxcar Handmade Cheese

Busy Bee Farm

Copeland Springs Farms

Dinner Bell Farms

East Branch Ginger

Goat Lady Dairy

Granite Springs Farm

Green Panda Farms

Homeland Creamery

Latta’s Eggs

Lil Rooster Farms

Lyon Farm

Norm’s Farm

Phillips Farms of Chatham

Salty Catch

Screech Owl Greenhouse

Smithview Farm

Local on Main: The Culinary Artists

Angelina’s Kitchen

Chatham Ciderworks

Colominimbus Chocolatiers

The Country Bakeress

Fire Clay Cellars

Pittsboro Roadhouse

Pickle Jar Cafe

Postal Fish Company

Small B&B Cafe

Starrlight Mead

Thirsty Skull Brewery

Virlie’s Grill

Local on Main: The Visual & Performing Artists

Ashlie Campbell

Martha Danek

Tracy Lynn and Dave Smith

Beth Goldston

Julia Kennedy & Bett Wilson Foley

Edwin White

Dave Quick Jazz

Buy Your Tickets

Buy your tickets at this link or point your smartphone camera at this QR code to conclude your purchase. (A $3 service fee is included in your ticket price.)

Volunteer for Local on Main

Volunteers are welcome (and needed!) to be a part of this special evening. Click here to volunteer.

About Main Street Pittsboro

Main Street Pittsboro is a non-profit organization working on “economic development within the context of historic preservation.” That means we aim to keep Pittsboro’s downtown core unique, fun, and vibrant to attract shoppers and new businesses that are (ideally) locally-owned while being mindful of the town’s history that ultimately sets Pittsboro apart from all other small towns. We work with our partners to bring events downtown, enhance and improve building facades, and make downtown more attractive, accessible, and liveable. Your support is vital.

Pittsboro’s Mobile Payment System

We are delighted to be working with Mobipaid, a mobile payment system, based in Pittsboro. Yep, we keep it local every chance we get and hope you will, too.

A Main Street Pop-up-Dinner

Most pop-up dinners take place in restaurants or event spaces, but we’ve decided to go big *and* go home by taking this to the main street of Pittsboro (a.k.a. Hillsboro Street). So come on along! Enjoy a hand-crafted feast with friends in our picturesque small town on the edge of big things.

Did You Know…

• Did you know that agricultural and agribusiness (food, fibers, and forestry) industries account for 33% of Chatham County’s total income?

• Did you know that Chatham County was characterized as a “creative goldmine” by leaders at the State Arts Council and that the Open Studio Arts tour is one of the oldest in the state?


2019-04-18T12:35:48-04:00April 15th, 2019|

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