Orange Slices- October 2019
Press Releases
Monday, September 30, 2019 02:00 PM

Outlandish Hillsborough

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and Ayr Mount Historic Site in collaboration with the Hillsborough Tourism Board present Outlandish Hillsborough, a town-wide celebration of Scottish heritage, culture and the wildly popular Outlander series on October 11-13. Click below for details and ticket information.



26th Annual Efland Rodeo

2019 Efland Ruritan rodeo is almost here with broncos, bull riding, barrel racing, and more at 3009 Forest Ave, Efland. Tickets range from $7 - $15. Ticket booth opens at 5:30 pm, gates at 6 pm and rodeo at 8 pm October 4-5. 


Film Fest 919

This 2nd annual event October 9-13 at Silverspot Cinema at University Place embodies the true spirit of a film festival, presenting a diverse breadth of compelling narrative features to the area’s enthusiastic, film-loving audience. Click below for details.



Chapel Hill's annual Festifall, this year is on Saturday, October 12 from 11 am - 3 pm on West Franklin Street. See artists, crafters, arts organizations and educators, live music, family fun zone, dance and more. Visit local restaurants for multiple dining options.


TerraVita Food & Drink Festival

The 10th and final TerraVita Food & Drink Festival is October 16-19. Tickets only remain for the Sustainable Classroom on October 18 and the final event, Fall Fête on The Village Green in Southern Village October 19 from 1:30 pm - 4 pm. The Fall Fête features more than 60 chefs, artisans and beverage producers from across North Carolina.


River Park Concert

The free River Park Concert in downtown Hillsborough is October 19 from Noon - 8 pm. Line up includes Eno Mountain Boys (local band), Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, Samantha Fish, and headliner/Grammy Award Winner Anders Osborne. Bring your chairs and blankets. Food, beer and more.


More Hot Happenings

October 3, 4 & 6 - Manhattan Short Film Festival at The ArtsCenter

October 4 - 20 - All the Rembrandt Drawings! at the Ackland Art Museum

October 5 - 8th Annual Porkapalooza Festival

October 12 University Day

October 16-19 - West End Poetry Festival

October 16-November 3 - Dairyland at PlayMakers Repertory Company

October 22 - 2019 Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture

October 25 - Carrboro Halloween Carnival

October 25-26 - Spirits of Hillsborough Halloween Tour

October 25-27 - UNC Homecoming Weekend

October Weekends beginning October 12 - Pumpkin Carving with Goats Festival

Through October 27 Sundays in Hillsborough Concert Series

Through November 3 - Corn Maze at McKee Farm

The Chapel Hill Historical Society is collaborating with Preservation Chapel Hill, presenting six Heart of the Hill Tours this fall. The tours are designed by the individual guide to share pieces of our collective story and town spirit through history, lore and personal experience. Tours last 60-90 minutes and are FREE — although the two groups invite new members and encourage donations to the organizations! The first tour is Friday, October 4. Sign up at the website above.

Click for What's New in Dining updated for October. Check out more events.

External photo credits - Outlandish Hillsborough - Ayr Mount; Efland Rodeo - Efland Ruritan Rodeo Facebook; Lobby of Silverspot - 919 Film Fest; Festifall - Mark Losey, Town of Chapel Hill; TerraVita - Eric Waters; River Park Concert - Elizabeth Sarno Photography