The top things to do around Durham this weekend, Nov. 5- Nov. 8

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of November 6 - November 8. You've worked hard this week-go have a little fun.

Forage Your Eats Over Pizza & Cocktails

Fair Game Beverage Company Wine and Spirits - Pittsboro- Piedmont Picnic Project and Fair Game Beverage Co. invite you to Wild Pizza, a night of foraging and feasting on your found ingredients!

"Piedmont Picnic Project and Fair Game Beverage Co. are teaming up for a dinner date you won't forget! Come out to Pittsboro, NC for Wild Pizza, a night of foraging and fine dining. Here's how it works: forage your own wild pizza toppings from the expansive wooded areas surrounding the Fair Game Distillery, sip cocktails made from Fair Game's wines and spirits, make customized, wood-fired wild pizzas with the toppings you foraged (plus wild pickles and sauces from Piedmont), and then eat your wild dinner creation and sip cocktails in the picturesque scenery or rural NC!

Tickets are on sale now for $35 in advance, or get them day-of for $45. Each ticket includes one cocktail and any additional drink purchases cost $6 each." $35+

(Photo via @sarahminnick_)

Celebrate One Year of Haw River Ales

Haw River Farmhouse Ales - Saxapahaw- Haw River Farmhouse Ales in Saxapahaw is throwing a big ole party for their first birthday. Join in on the fun, eat some grub and wash it down with some unique, rural NC beer!

"Haw River Farmhouse Ales just turned one, so it's time to celebrate! Venture to Saxapahaw for an all-day celebration with food trucks, eclectic brews, beer-infused bites and more! If 25+ brews (and counting) on tap sounds like the right kinda party for you, don't miss it! Haw River's space is small, but they'll be setting up tasting tents all around and inside the Haw River Ballroom, so the lines will be short and your belly can stay full. In addition to the long list of brews, there will be many special, small batch releases as a result of their experimentations with the Bifurcation Project (taking their classic brews and turning them into something crazy), like a Double Chocolate Habanero St. Benedict's Breakfast Dubbel with Mexican chocolate & cocoa, blistered habanero peppers, split vanilla beans and some sweet Ceylon cinnamon, and the lovely Regent's Rye Tripel that's been aged in Benjamin Vineyards Chambourcin barrels.

What else is up? Apparently all of Saxapahaw is celebrating with them! The beloved General Store and Eddy Pub are creating a special menu for the occasion (many of which will use Haw River brews as a key ingredient), Left Bank Butchery is following suit and bringing along the sausage cart, Al's Burger Shack of Chapel Hill will be dishing out patties and Cup 22, the local coffee shop, will be pouring a unique coffee blend too! Food trucks will also be on site, details TBD. Trust us, you won't go hungry!"

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Chow Down at Chatham Co. Fresh Catch

Pittsboro Fairgrounds - Pittsboro- NC Fresh Catch is going all out for a music and seafood festival. It's out at Pittsboro Fairgrounds, but we think an oyster roast, fish fry, seafood boil, beer and all-day music are worth the drive!

"NC Fresh Catch is bringing together all things good for a big bash out at the Pittsboro Fairgrounds. Expect an oyster roast, fish fry, seafood boil, smoked turkey and bbq from Chatham Barbecue, pizza from Bella Donna and desserts. If you thought that was a lot, check out the music line-up!

The schedule is packed with six local acts spanning genres from jazz to country to Americana. Top all of that off with craft beer and you've got yourself quite a day!

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Food and drink sold separately (all plates are between $6-$12). The event is both indoor and outdoor, so the show will go on in the event of adverse weather conditions."

(Photo via @mikeriley711)

Join the Friendship Feast with Wild Yonder

The Stone House - Mebane- Calling all happy campers! Wild Yonder is hosting Friendship Feast & Camp Out, a weekend of wilderness, feasts, stargazing, campfires and more!

"Wild Yonder, a local initiative that organizes amazing retreats and camp-related fun for all, is throwing a fall fest for the books. Hike up to Mebane for 24 hour sleepover filled with rural fun and the opportunity to hang with some of the coolest local makers and shakers. The Friendship Feast & Camp Out is an adults-only camping experience you won't soon forget! In addition to beautiful NC wilderness, you'll get to enjoy a pie making workshop with Phoebe Lawless of Scratch, games with Nick Neptune of Good Times Assurance Co., morning fitnesses classes with Stella Cook of Anchor Studio, family style feasts, wilderness workshops, crafts, stargazing and more!

Tickets are $75 per camper and include food, drinks, provisions and all activities. Check in on Saturday at 1 p.m. and check out by noon on Sunday." $75

(Photo via @nvkarasev)

Find the Perfect Gift at the Pre-Holiday Bazaar

Doyle's Vineyard - Durham- It's never too early to shop for the holidays -- especially when the setting is so beautiful! Peruse local gifts under a giant tent in a vineyard.

Get your Christmas shopping (or a little retail therapy) done early -- and we're not talking Black Friday! Head over to the lush vineyards at Doyle's for a nighttime bazaar. There'll be a huge tent with tons of local vendors, gifts, hand crafted goods, a free outdoor movie, food trucks, wine (duh!), live music and more. It's the perfect way to check out what the local crafts scene has got goin' on and sip on some vino all at once!

(Photo via @uwperth)

Go Berzerk at the Carrboro Bazaar

Carrboro Town Commons - Carrboro- End your weekend on a high note with The Bazaar Arts and Craft Market, an eclectic array of vendors, food trucks, and more.

"Mosey down to Carrboro for an artsy, artisan, local-infused spectacle. The Bazaar Arts and Craft Market takes over Carrboro Town Commons for an afternoon of eclectic markets, vendors, music, food trucks, and tons of goodies for you to take home. There's so much to see, buy, eat and sip"you're bound to fall in love with something (if not everything) here!

The Bazaar Arts and Craft Market will be open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month."

(Photo via @sanghateahouse)

Sip & Paint on Black Friday

Doyle's Vineyard - Durham- Ditch the Black Friday shopping craziness for a leisurely, classy afternoon relaxing, painting and sipping in a rural vineyard.

"We all love Turkey Time, but Black Friday -- that can be a bit much! Avoid the hoards of people in shopping malls and take a jaunt to Doyle's Vineyard, a lovely, rural spot, for some good ole wine and design. Reserve your spot for $35 and you'll get everything you need (painting supplies, etc.) plus wine and appetizers. Bring some friends or your in-laws and laze away your post-turkey food coma with local vino and classy crafts.

Reserve your spot (sorry, no walk-ins!) here, by calling (919) 316-1903 (ex. 904), or emailing at" $35

(Photo via @de025)


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