Annual Events

There is always something fun going on in Orange County. Plan your visit around these major events happening this SUMMER!


August 27. River Park Concert.  Free Concert at River Park in downtown Hillsborough, 144 E. Margaret Lane from Noon – 7:30 pm.  Food Court, Beer, & Wine Garden, Community, Environmental, Art & Wellness Booths.  Featuring performances by 4 bands and a young musicians workshop.  For details, visit


September 10.  Piedmont Living History Day.  11 am – 3 pm.  Bring the entire family for a day of free living history activities at the Alexander Dickson House (Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St), Burwell School Historic Site, Orange County Historical Museum, Ayr Mount, Hillsborough Arts Council and Eagle Lodge. Learn crafts such as candle-making, butter-churning, quilt-making, and more at the Burwell School.  Throughout the day there will also be demonstrations by craft activities by the Daughters of the American Revolution, 19th century games, tours of historic sites, and demonstrations by other piedmont area historic sites. Maps and schedules of events will be available at the Visitors Center beginning at 10am on the day of the event. Site manager of Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, Jeremiah DeGennaro, will also lead his popular Regulator Rebellion walking tour of Colonial-era sites in Hillsborough throughout the day. These tours are free, though $5 donations per adult to Alamance Battleground are greatly appreciated. Reservations are encouraged. These tours will depart from the Visitors Center. For more information contact the Visitors Center at (919) 732-7741 or visit .

September 10.  Bluegrass at Moorefields.  2 pm – 7 pm will take place on the lawn at Moorefields, an idyllic homestead on 70 beautiful acres in Hillsborough. Rain Date is Sunday Sept 11.   Bring your chairs and blankets.  Proceeds benefit Historic Moorefields.  The event features five bands, food trucks, beer & wine.   Moorefields Estate, 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough, Visit for tickets.   Call (919) 732-4941.

September 16-17. Hog Day. Friday 6 pm – 10 pm and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.  River Park, Downtown Hillborough, W. Margaret Lane.  Music, crafts, kids events, contests, and barbecue.   



2016 Major Annual Events