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11 Things To Do in Pittsboro, NC

11 Things To Do in Pittsboro, NC

Pittsboro, NC is a quaint, quiet town in Chatham County that’s close to the thriving Triangle area, but far enough away to retain its own unique, small-town charm. This town of just 4,500 residents keeps its rich culture alive through fun festivals and unique attractions, but with brand new housing and easy access to Raleigh (40 minutes), Chapel Hill (30 minute), and the Research Triangle (35 minutes), it’s quickly gaining attention as a premier place to live. Whether you’re considering moving to Pittsboro, or just out exploring for a day, be sure to add these stops to your itinerary!

Things to Do in Pittsboro, NC


1) Fall Festival 

The annual Fall Festival is one of the community’s most beloved events. Typically held at the end of October when the North Carolina fall landscape is at its peak, the downtown Pittsboro festival features arts and crafts, live bands, children’s activities and games, tasty food, and booths promoting local community groups and clubs.


2) Christmas Parade 

It’s not a hometown without an annual Christmas Parade! There are school bands, antique cars and tractors, local personalities like the “Chicken Man,” and Santa brings up the rear. All children go home with a bag of candy and very happy!


3) Carolina Tiger Rescue

This nonprofit wildlife sanctuary’s mission is to save and protect wild cats in both captivity and the wild. Rescued animals that come to the facility are treated with care and respect, and provide a unique learning opportunity for the public. There are a wide range of tours available to learn about these amazing wild cats and how to protect them.


4) Fearrington Village

Fearrington Village is a unique English-inspired village in the lush countryside of North Carolina in Pittsboro. You can stay a night at the local inn, enjoy casual or fine dining at various on-site restaurants, relax at the day spa, or explore the unique boutique shops. It’s the perfect way to escape from the daily grind for a day or a weekend.


5) Mays Pottery

This gallery owned by a renowned mother-son duo of master potters is a creative destination for many in the region. In addition to browsing the gallery, you can purchase unique hand-thrown pottery, their signature dinnerware, and various forms of clay art.

6) Chatham Historical Museum

This free museum offers several permanent collections showcasing the history of the county, voices of the people who reside there, various industries that have driven the economy, and how the social fabric of the area has changed over time. It’s a great learning experience for kids in the community and adults alike.


7) S&T Soda Shoppe

A welcome blast from the past, this iconic, old-fashioned restaurant serves all your classic favorites in a beautifully restored building that housed the original soda shop in 1916. Today, it’s a local favorite serving sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, sides, and of course, frozen treats and “Dr. Pilk’s Phizzies.”


8) Chatham Axes

Axe throwing has been gaining popularity as a form of recreation and entertainment, and Chatham Axes is the perfect facility for both. Learn how to safely throw a real axe with your group’s own coach, compete on a team for a trophy, and if you’re really good at hurling wood and metal through the air, play in a double elimination tournament to be crowned the night’s champion.

9) Fair Game Beverage Company

North Carolina produces some of the finest craft beer, wines, and ciders in the country, and you can sample many of them right here at Fair Game in Pittsboro. But that’s not all. In addition to the tasting room there’s delicious food and a 17-acre campus on the edge of town that you can explore, beer in hand.


10) The Golf Club at Chapel Ridge

Set upon 790 acres of peaceful countryside in Pittsboro, this 18-hole championship golf course offers something for everyone who loves the sport. There’s a practice range, short game area, clubhouse/grille, and fully stocked golf shop. There are also tournaments hosted throughout the year so you can put your skills to the test.

11) Bynum Front Porch

This unique entertainment venue is set on the grounds of the Bynum General Store, built in 1936 and a cherished historical landmark of the town. Throughout the year, the Bynum Front Porch non-profit hosts family-friendly events and programs to celebrate the community’s rich history and keep the General Store afloat.


If you’re interested in moving to Pittsboro, Chatham Park is a new master-planned community featuring award-winning Homes By Dickerson floor plans, along with innovations in connectivity, design, wellness, and balance. As you’re out exploring, be sure to schedule an appointment to see these gorgeous, new, single-family homes in Pittsboro, NC.

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