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October 2011 Events :: Pepper Festival

Celebrate the Triangle’s local farmers, chefs, and musicians at the 4th Annual Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival on October 2nd. Hosted at Briar Chapel Community Park the festival is a party for all things pepper! Twenty-three local restaurants will present their pepper themed creations using ingredients produced at nearby farms. Festivities will also include live music and children’s activities. Purchase your tickets online before October 1st or the day of the event.

On October 8th and 9th as a part of the American Civil War 150th Anniversary series at Historic Bennett Place, the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War, the Road to Secession will take you back to the start of the War. Living historians will recreate the atmosphere of the early stages of the Civil War, depicting new recruits receiving their enlistment papers and pay as well as performing mustering exercises and drills. Visitors can immerse themselves in the culture of the 19th Century by taking in a Greensboro Patriots baseball game and taking a mule-drawn wagon ride.

October is the spookiest month of the year and what better way to get your fill of supernatural stories and haunted places than a ghost tour? Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October and November Tobacco Road Tours hosts the Raleigh Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour starting at the Wake County Courthouse. This 1.5 mile walking tour leads visitors to all the spookiest spots in Raleigh including the Raleigh City Cemetery. Tours start at 7:00 and tickets must be purchased online prior to the tour.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC