Check out the events happening around our community this weekend!

Thursday, September 14 – Sunday, September 17, all day

Starting Thursday through the rest of the weekend, the 16th Annual Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention is back again. It’s a unique blend of an old-time fiddlers’ convention and traditional music festival. There will be live performances, family activities, workshops, dances, and more! For more information, click here.

Friday, September 15 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bidding continues this weekend through late next week on Independent Animal Rescue’s 21st Annual Painted Chair Auction. Local business, craftspeople, community members, and artists have all donated wonderful items. You can bid now in the silent, virtual auction on your favorite item. Proceeds will go to Independent Animal Rescue. Bidding ends on September 21st. Click here to start bidding!

Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17, all day

Hog Fest is back this weekend! Cooking teams will be competing in a BBQ competition for the top crown. Along with the cooking competition, there will be arts and crafts vendors, a car show, a children’s area, and so much more. For more information, click here.


Friday, September 15 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fridays on the Front Porch continues at The Carolina Inn this weekend. Sip on some cocktails or North Carolina beer and enjoy some food from a food truck, while taking in a different artist each week. Click here for more information on Fridays on the Front Porch.

Jerry Passmore Center
Friday, September 15 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This Friday, September 15 marks the 60th anniversary of the racist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama and the killing of 4 girls. In remembrance of the horrific act, the Passmore Center will be showing two shorts films of the Children’s Crusade and a living room chat with community members and moderated by renowned reporter, Leoneda Inge. Click here for more information.

Friday, September 15 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come out for another edition of Bookish Trivia at Flyleaf Books this Friday. Questions will be about books and literary-adjacent topics. No need to register beforehand, just bring a group of 2-4 friends and enjoy! For more information, click here.

Friday, September 15 7:30 p.m.

Playmakers’ first production continues! Come out this weekend to check out Clyde’s, following the story of a tough sandwich owner who offers formerly incarcerated people a second chance as they find purpose and passion in their shared quest to make the perfect sandwich. Showing now through September 24th. Get your tickets here!

Saturday, September 16 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come out to University Place and get some fresh produce from the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market. Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables while also shopping for breads, muffins, crafts, and more! You can find the market in front of Stoney River and Silverspot. For more information, click here.

Saturday, September 16 11:00 a.m.

The Drive-Thru Market, a drive thru convenience and grocery store market is coming soon to Chapel Hill and they have partnered with a local food truck, Antojitos F&D to throw a Mexican Independence Day Celebration this Saturday! The event will showcase 20 Hispanic owned small businesses, as well as having fun activities for kids and adults, great music, and of course, food. For more information about the Mexican Independence Day Celebration, click here.

Saturday, September 16 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Carolina football takes the field this weekend against Minnesota, in search of their third win of the season! Tune in to our broadcast on 97.9 The Hill for all the Tar Heel coverage you could want. Coverage starts at 12:30 with Inside Carolina Live with pre-game coverage from Tar Heel Sports Network starting at 2:30. The game kicks off at 3:30 and we’ll have all the action for you here. Tar Heel Sports Network Post-Game will follow the game with all the post-game analysis you’ll need. Click here to start streaming!

Saturday, September 16 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Local elections are right around the corner so come out to Winmore Village Green this weekend to meet the candidates and learn more about them. Hear from the candidates about their vision of their service and voice your questions and concerns to them.There will also be on-site voter registration. For more information, click here.

Saturday, September 16 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Come out Saturday for a free community concert, Live at Legion. The event will have food trucks on site, a mix tape grab bag, a supergroup of local musicians, and of course, live music. Click here for more information on Live at Legion.

Saturday, September 16; Sunday, September 17 4:00 p.m.

Chelsea Classics continues this weekend with more works from Douglas Sirk. This Saturday, Chelsea is showing The Tarnished Angels, the story of a journalist fascinated by the sordid lives of professional stunt fliers. Then on Sunday, Imitation of Life will be playing, a story about a young widow and mother desperate to achieve Broadway stardom. To get your tickets, click here.

Saturday, September 16 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy more live music this weekend at The ArtCenter. Catch the folk duo Sugaree String Society. Their music is described as a love letter to central and northern Appalachian culture. Get your tickets here.

Sunday, September 17 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Bazaar is back this weekend. Shop handmade crafts, enjoy the food truck on-site, get body art and fairy hair, a tarot reading, and more! Bring the whole family, including the dog for a fun day. Click here for information on the Bazaar. does not charge subscription fees, and you can directly support our efforts in local journalism here. Want more of what you see on Chapelboro? Let us bring free local news and community information to you by signing up for our biweekly newsletter.