Pittsboro Hosts Fall Street Fair - October 25, 2014
The Town of Pittsboro’s annual Fall Street Fair will fill downtown with artisans, crafters, food vendors, live music, non-profit organizations and childrens’ activities Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
More than 70 artisans from across the Triangle will tempt you with their wares, from hand-crafted knives and upcycled clothing to pottery, metal sculpture and batiks. Stroll the streets of Pittsboro, smell the roasted corn and donuts, try a local beer at our beer garden, dance to the music or check out some of the food trucks attending the fair for the first time.
A stellar local live music line up, curated by Sonic Pie Productions, begins at 10 a.m. with 19- year-old songwriter and guitarist Jason Damico, a 2014 Triangle Blues Society Blues Challenge Winner. Thoroughly multinational but uniquely North Carolinian, Orquesta GarDel thrills audiences at 11:15 a.m. with a high-energy Latin dance music experience. The monstrous thirteen-member lineup replicates the format of a classic Nuyorican salsa dura ensemble – a full deck of horn players, percussionists, and coro singers. Later in the afternoon, Pittsboro Street Fair favorite, Tommy Edwards Trio serves up some of the best bluegrass in the state. Lockdown Blues Band, featuring vocalist Taneka Clemmons, plays high-energy blues and soul and brother/sister duo The Commanderrs’ soulful folk is recommended for fans of Emmylou Harris and Neko Case.
Pittsboro Parks Director Paul Horne is excited about the upcoming event. “We’re hoping that this year’s fair will be the best one yet. We’ve mixed things up quite a bit while retaining some of the best aspects of prior events. We’re looking forward to a good crowd.”
Child Care Networks is also celebrating their 30th anniversary with a big presence. You’ll meet “Elsa” and “Anna” characters from the animated film Frozen, race radio-controlled cars and watch the crowning a youth King and Queen, who will represent Child Care Networks in the Siler City Christmas Parade.
“This year features many familiar vendors, but we’ve received applications from throughout the Piedmont, including new artisans, such as Chatham Country transplant Joshua Martin of Vintage Prints, who will offer a collection of Works Progress Administration reprints of different sizes and price points” says Sonic Pie Productions owner, Tess Mangum Ocaña.
Pets other than service animals are not allowed at the Fair. For more information, visit the Fair’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PittsboroStreetFair