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Chestnut Carnival
Chestnut Carnival

Sun, Oct 15



Chestnut Carnival

Festivities will include chestnut drinks, foods, vendors, roasting, a documentary and a native plants charette. Come learn more about the mighty comeback of the Chestnut Tree and it's fruit.

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Pittsboro, 192 Lorax Ln, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA

About the event

On October 15, from 2:00 until 7:00, there will be a Chestnut Carnival at the Plant in Pittsboro.

Festivities will begin with a native plants landscape design charette lead by Preston Montague, a Durham based landscape architect. The public is welcome to join in this conversation.

There will be roasted chestnuts for sale, chestnut shelling demonstrations, chestnut trees for sale at Rachel’s Native Plants, chestnut cocktails from the Fair Game Beverage Company, and chestnut beer from Fullsteam Brewing. On demand Chestnut Carnival shirts will be available from Hempsmith Clothing.

At 4:30 there will be a screening of Clear Day Thunder, a new documentary from the American Chestnut Foundation.

Chestnut dishes will be on the menu at Lilly Den Farm Meats and Eats, at Metal Brix Café, and at Kingston 99, Pittsboro’s new Jamaican food restaurant.

The Plant is on the eastern edge of Pittsboro, at the end of Lorax Lane. It is the home of Starrlight Mead, BMC Brewing, and a handful of other local businesses.

For years visitors to the Plant have entered the campus beneath a canopy of two giant chestnut trees. They were planted in 2005 and have become large bearers of chestnut fruit.

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