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5th Annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival
The Pittsboro Pepper Festival may sound like it belongs on the list of “Top 10 Strangest Small-town festivals in America,” but while it’s emphasis on peppers might be a little bit quirky, the growing festival of the Piedmont’s local food, beer, and music is truly an all-out celebration of community. This fall marks the fourth Annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival, taking place on Sunday, October 2, 2011, 4pm - 7pm at the newly constructed community park in Briar Chapel. Local hotshot chefs are provided a choice of 60+ varieties of heirloom local peppers (everything from sweet to hot) and they provide their best, most creative pepper dish in an appetizer size and serve in-person to the pepper public!

This year’s participants:
Chef Chad of Market Restaurant, CCCC’s Natural Chef ProgramChef Colin of Fearrington RestaurantCrooks Corner, Chef Sarig Agasi of Zely & Ritz, Chef Jason of 18 SeaboardChef Andrea Williams, Chef Jeff of Saxapahaw General Store, Chef Aaron of Mez, Chef Inez of On the SquareChef Angelina of Angelina's KitchenChicken Bridge Bakery, Chef Jay of Lucky 32, Chef Jimmy of Carolina CrossroadsTriangle Brewery, Full Steam Brewery, Carolina Brewery, Benjamin Winery, Starrlight Mead
...more added every day!

Admission is $25 early tickets and $30 at the entrance; it includes all-access to food and entertainment. Beer and wine are cash bar.

It's quirky, fun and delicious.
Who: Local Foodies and Beer & Wine Lovers, Family Friendly...lots of kids!
Who else: 25 Local Chefs serving pepper dishes, Local Breweries, Winery, Meadery from around the Piedmont of NC, a King and a Queen, local organizations working on hunger prevention, sustainable agriculture, local economy, etc.
What: Local Food, Beer Festival, Pepper tasting, fantastic music ...bands to be announced, great community
Where: Chatham County, Briar Chapel community park
When: Sunday, October 2, 4pm - 7pm
Why: To celebrate local food and drink, educate the public on the importance of local agriculture and to have a good time!

Kings and Queens, children’s activities, local food lovers, sustainable agriculture activists and sustainability educators will be a part of the event.

The Pittsboro Pepper Festival isn’t just a party; proceeds from the Pittsboro Pepper Festival go to the Abundance Foundation and Piedmont Biofarm, a year-round farm feeding the community and performing groundbreaking sustainable agricultural research. As always, the Pittsboro Pepper Festival’s screen-printed Limited Edition 2011 t-shirts and posters will be on sale at the festival.