The Plant


The Plant is a diverse 17-acre eco-industrial park on the east side of Pittsboro. It is home to like-minded, local economy-focused small businesses. The Plant has turned local commerce into an experience with an art gallery, many outdoor spaces for gatherings and events, spirits, ciders, meads, beers, a coffee roaster, walking trails, axe throwing, and farm-to-fork eateries.

The property is the home of the Chatham Beverage District and, as such, home to Fair Game Beverage Company, Chatham Cider Works, bmc brewing, and Starrlight Mead. Visit Kingston 99 Kitchen for an authentic Caribbean dining experience or JDub’s PoBoys for a taste of New Orleans. Guests are welcome to grab a drink or a cup of Vortex Roasters coffee at Metal Brixx Cafe and explore Smelt Art Gallery, the Art Walk, and the Tree Museum Trail at their own pace. Activities include Chatham Axes, Carolina Hemp Tours, Pittsboro Electric Bikes for rent or sale, a Petanque court, a playground, birding, and weekly tours every Sun at 1pm. Shop Hempsmith Clothing Company, Rachel’s Native Plants, The Den, Oak City Hemp, and Essence 4 You Candles.


17-acre eco-industrial park.


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The Plant was awarded the North Carolina Business Council 2023 Sustainable Business of the Year.


​The Plant is proud of their beautiful event grounds, which have seen conferences, workshops, carnivals, fiestas, fairs, art openings, birthdays, weddings, and funerals. Click here to learn more about their spaces, services, and hosting your next event with them. Vita Mielie is an on-site tenant offering a vintage mobile Champagne cart to service weddings, private parties, corporate events, and more.

Annual festivals include Hemparoo, PBO Pride, Mead Fest, PepperFest, and Death Faire. They also host events throughout the year, including live music, yoga and workshops, tastings, tours, farm-to-fork and craft beverage pairing dinners, dance parties, poetry reading, improv theatre, and gallery receptions. Pittsboro Farmers Market is open year-round, hosted under the solar panels every Thursday. Join businesses at The Plant every Sun, 10am-3pm for brunch, which includes special menus and drink offerings, live music, axe throwing, bike riding, shopping, and tours!


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