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Check It Out! What Is Happening in Chapel Hill/ Orange County 

November 2019: 

Orange County Open Studio Tour

During the first two weekends in November, potters, glass blowers, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists and painters of the Orange County Artist’s Guild open their studios to the public. The free 25th Annual Tour is November 2-3 and 9-10 with Saturday hours 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, Noon - 5 pm.



4th Annual Chestnut Festival

Come to Strouds Creek Farm at 1600 Friendship Lane in Hillsborough November 2, 11 am - 5 pm for family-friendly activities. Adults are free and each child, 18 and under will be $8. Face painting, bounce house, animals, crafts, zipline, vendors, chestnuts and more.




UNC Basketball Season Begins

UNC Men's Basketball season begins November 1 with a 7:30 pm exhibition game against the Winston-Salem State Rams in the Dean Smith Center. The regular season starts November 6 at 7 pm versus Notre Dame. 


Salt & Smoke Festival


Celebrate Fall during the 7th Annual Salt & Smoke Festival presented by Acme Food & Beverage Company and Chef Kevin Callaghan on November 9 from 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Rock Quarry Farm, 1700 NC Hwy 54. It's whole hog BBQ, oysters, drinks, music and more.



Carrboro Film Fest

Carrboro Film Fest embraces its identity as a Southern institution and will present exclusively Southern films in a non-competitive setting. Celebrate Southern cinema at The ArtsCenter on November 15-17. Tickets are $10 per film block, $20 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday, and $40 for a weekend pass.




Tarheel Antiques Festival & Christmas Crafts

Get a start on the Holiday Season at this Festival open to the public featuring antique and craft vendors, auctions, appraisals and Christmas themed activities and entertainment. Come November 16, 8 am - 6 pm and November 17, 10 am - 4 pm at Lloyd's Dairy Farm, 226 North Lloyd's Dairy Road in Efland. Admission is $5.


More Hot Happenings

Through November 3 - 1st Annual Fall Fest at Honeysuckle Tea House

November 3 - Author Scott Huler on the Explorer John Lawson

November 3 Fun & Fundraiser featuring The Nomads Band

November 6 - NASA Astronaut Zena Cardman

November 7 - WCOM Radio's 15th Birthday Celebration

November 7 - UNC Women's Basketball Opening Game vs Western Carolina

November 8 - Emmylou Harris at Memorial Hall

November 9 An Evening of Song & Poetry for Club Nova at Chapel of the Cross

November 9 - UNC Clef Hangers Fall Concert

November 15 - Roast & Toast Bill Smith

November 20-December 15 - Ragtime at PlayMakers Repertory Company

November 24 Arts on the Market at Southern Village Green

November 30 - Shop Small Business Saturday


On November 20, 1819, the General Assembly of North Carolina established government in the Town of Chapel Hill by appointing its first Commissioners. Visit the Chapel Hill 1819/2019 website for November programs and projects that commemorate the Town's anniversary.


Check out area Farmers' Markets for their Pre-Thanksgiving offerings. On November 26, visit the Eno River Farmers Market and The Chapel Hill Farmers' Market.

Click for What's New in Dining updated for November. Check out more events. Dining options for Thanksgiving are also on the events calendar.


The Hillsborough Hometown Holidays Gingerbread House Exhibition & Competition is November 29-December 15 on display in the front foyer of Coldwell Banker, 106 S Churton Street. To participate in this amateur competition, submit your application from the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce by November 22.

External photo credits - Crawford Horne of Thistle Glen Pottery; Chestnut Festival - Facebook; Dean Smith Center - Jeffrey Camarati, UNC Athletic Communications; Salt & Smoke Festival - Website; Carrboro Film Fest - Facebook; Tarheel Antiques - Facebook.