Sunday September 20th 3–6pm at The Plant!
220 Lorax Lane Pittsboro, NC 27312
Traditionally, this is a 3,000 person event. This year, the world is different, and so is PepperFest.
We will be having a picnic + farmers’ market styled event.
A celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers and the creativity of the Piedmont’s top chefs.
We’re celebrating the Piedmont’s most nutritious and abundant local superfood!:
Tickets are limited to 100 high-end baskets with mason jars full of carefully curated pepper-themed dishes. Dishes you can enjoy picnic style or long after the event is over. There will be social distance precautions. We are looking forward to a scaled down celebration of our cherished locally grown sweet, hot and smoky NC peppers.
Due to Covid-19, we created this picnic style event so that it can be packed up or To-Go in the case of a statewide close down. The Farmers’ Market, being labeled essential, would still happen keeping with the current Covid-19 regulations at the time of the event.
Historically this event has been very WHITE. We are working on changing that forever by diversifying our events. We have invited more black farmers to participate in the farmers’ market part of PepperFest and always welcome everyone who can join us in making this the best PepperFest yet to come! !!
Farmers’ Market Participants:
We’ll have LIVE music by CERTAIN SEAS and SANKOFA: West African Drumming, lots of outdoor space for people to bring a blanket or chairs and pick up their basket of delicious pepper dishes, shop at the farmers’ market, hang out safely and distantly. Partake in all the small businesses on The Plant, including the Chatham Beverage District’s distillery, cidery, meadery and local beers, Copeland Spring Farms and Kitchen, Chatham Axes, Carolina Hemp Tours, Hempsmith, Oak City Hemp, Tick Warriors, Vortex Brew, Smelt Art Gallery and bmc brewing COMING SOON!
Join us for an unforgettable day.
2020 PepperFest Chefs:
Harvest 18 / Julz’s Creations / Copeland Springs Farm & Kitchen / Lilly Den Farm / Angelina’s Kitchen / Haw River Mushrooms
This year’s poster by © Michael Benson 2020
Some of the participants from last year 2019: