Things to do This Spring in Chatham County

With temperatures warming up, families across Chatham County are in search of fun. Luckily, there’s no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy as spring blooms into full swing. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, here are some must-do events to add to your spring bucket list:

Celebrate Strawberry Season at Mclean Farms

  • May 4 from 10 AM- 3 PM
  • 5490 River Road Fuquay-Varina

Get ready to indulge in a berrylicious adventure at McLean Farms Strawberry Festival! Roll up your sleeves and head to the fields for a delightful U-Pick experience. Choose the plumpest, juiciest strawberries straight from the patch to take home and enjoy.

Tap your toes and groove to the rhythm of live music that fills the air. The lineup of talented musicians will keep the energy high and the smiles wide throughout the day. Treat your taste buds to a smorgasbord of delicious delights from local vendors and food trucks. From savory snacks to sweet treats, there’s something to satisfy every craving. 

Shop for Local Produce at the Farmers’ Market

  • Every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Plant in Pittsboro, 220 Lorax Lane 

The Pittsboro Farmers Market is where locally sourced goodness meets community spirit! As a proud producer-only organization, they bring together vendors who grow, raise, or craft their products within a 50-mile radius of the market. This commitment to supporting local farmers and artisans ensures that every purchase you make directly contributes to the sustainability and vitality of the region.

From vibrant produce and fragrant flowers to succulent seafood and farm-fresh eggs, the market is a treasure trove of locally sourced delights. Whether you’re preparing a farm-to-table feast or simply seeking wholesome ingredients for your everyday meals, you’ll find something to satisfy every palate at the Pittsboro farmers’ market.

Get Creative at the Sidewalk Chalk Festival

  • May 19 at The Park at Briar Chapel
  • 1015 Andrews Store Road in Pittsboro

Come one, come all to the fourth annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival hosted by the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department! Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to unleash their imagination and create stunning chalk masterpieces on the sidewalks of the park. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just looking to dabble in some colorful expression, this festival is the perfect opportunity to let your creativity soar.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Save the Haw,” and participants are encouraged to incorporate this theme into their chalk drawings. From majestic hawks to scenic landscapes, the possibilities are endless!

The festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. with chalk drawing and a variety of art activities for everyone to enjoy. Food trucks will be on hand to satisfy your hunger cravings, and vendors will offer an array of goods to peruse. Plus, there will be yard games, face painting, popcorn, and more to keep the whole family entertained.

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