CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill’s Festifall, an annual celebration of the arts, will once again transform Franklin Street on Sunday, October 6.

The event lasts from noon to 6 p.m. and includes numerous art activities along with free music.  The event features a diverse market of artists with artwork from a variety of medias–fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, pottery, and more.

There will also be live entertainment on three stages. Festifall’s Home Grown Stage and West End Stage will showcase area musicians, including Hindugrass, Tokyo Rosenthal, and Tea Cup Gin.  The Dance Evolution Stage will feature a variety of diverse dance groups ranging from clogging to tap–plus an appearance by UNC’s Dance Marathon and a performance by DSI Comedy Theater.

Whether to check out the local art scene or to enjoy a fun and active environment, be sure to visit Festifall on Sunday October 6.  For more information click here.


Chapel Hill Transit will provide service to Festifall on October 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.  The NU route will be rerouted to West Rosemary, the entrance to Festifall.

People can board the bus along the NU route or the park and ride lot at 725 MLK Blvd.

Regular NU customers should plan for an extra 5 minutes for their Sunday afternoon trip.   For more information click here.


Orange County Cooperative Extension hosts its annual holiday program entitled “The Spirit of Elegant Holidays 2013: Home and Health Throughout the Year.”

This year’s program will emphasize food, crafts, and decorating ideas for the holiday season.

The event will take place on October 24 at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsborough United Methodist Church.

Registration is $5 until October 10; afterwards it will go up to $8.  For more information on registering click here.