Spring in Orange County is a wonderful thing with events focusing on art, music, food, beer and even polo ponies!  Enjoy the warmer, longer days of spring with these top 10 events in and around the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough; worthy of an add to your 'things to do' list this season.

1 - The Tarheel Antique Festival - An entire weekend to enjoy the love of antiques through vendor’s booths, appraisals and onsite an auction.March 25th & 26th

Tarheel Antique Festival Vendor - Lloyds Dairy

2 - UNC Science Expo - The UNC Science Expo is your chance to get up close and personal with cutting edge science hands-on activities, demonstrations, games, and performances. April 1

3 - Fridays on the Front Porch at the Carolina Inn - Sip on crafted cocktails and beers, enjoy live music and nibble on cuisine from their weekly food truck lineup. It’s fun for all ages! Starting April 7th running thru October.

Fridays on the Front Porch Event - Carolina Inn

4 - Piedmont Farm Tour – Visit local farms in Orange, Chatham, Person and Alamance counties, Tour various farms throughout the area from 2-6pm both days. April 22nd & 23rd

5 - Tar Heel 10 Miler & Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run - The Annual Tar Heel 10 Miler is designed to celebrate YOU and showcase downtown Chapel Hill, the UNC campus and the surrounding historic neighborhoods. April 22nd

Copy of Tar Heel 10-Miler

6 - Fields of Funk Beer Festival sponsored by Steel String Brewery out at Pluck Farm in Mebane. April 29th. Follow on Facebook for updates.

7 – Freight Train Blues Series - Eight FREE Friday evening concerts featuring incredible roots musicians steeped in the diverse traditions of the Carolina Piedmont! Freight Train Blues celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmont blues legend Elizabeth “Libba” Cotton. May 5th thru June 23rd

8 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Battle of the Blues Polo Match - Discover the exciting sport of polo at the Battle of the Blues between teams representing the Blue Devils and Tar Heels. As an added bonus attend their Kentucky Derby watch party. May 6th

Battle of the Blues Polo Match - Orange County

9 - Hillsborough Garden Tour – This year’s theme is Untamed. Unexpected. Unbelievable! With 13 gorgeous gardens for you to explore! May 6th

10 - Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Hillsborough, celebrating their 28th year. May 6th, 7th & 13th. Note: website should be updated soon.

Bonus Event (Because really, who doesn’t love a bonus?!)

11 - The Efland Seafood Festival, a 3-day event with live bands, carnival games, carnival rides, cornhole tournament, Twist the balloon man, face painting and fire performers, and Seafood!! June 16th - 18th


We would love to see photos of your visit to any of these events - tag #VisitChapelHill on Social