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Curds & Crafts

September 18, 2016


It’s the second annual Curds & Crafts Festival. We’re celebrating southern artisan cheesemakers and North Carolina craft brewers with the natural and delicious pairing of cheeses and beers. Sample the wares and chat with cheesemakers and brewers about their craft. Tickets include unlimited samples of beer and cheese, a souvenir tasting glass, an insulated Curds & Crafts souvenir bag, a voucher toward an in-event purchase, a loaf of WSM bead, vendor donated “gifts,” and additional samplings of artisan charcuterie, bread, and jams. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) in Pittsboro.

New this year: we’re taking the event indoors at the Cloth Mill at Eno River, the Triangle’s newest event venue, a unique “industrial chic” setting located in the historic Eno River Mill campus in West Hillsborough. It is an indoor venue with climate control and electricity. The space is truly beautiful with its exposed brick walls, massive windows, high ceilings, and original wood beams and columns. The address is 437 Dimmocks Mill Road (Suite 3) in Hillsborough. View a parking map here.

TICKET UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who rushed out to buy a ticket. We are excited to see the enthusiasm for local cheese and beer. We’ve realized that we made a mistake setting up the event in Eventbrite, and we’re unable to re-do the whole thing (because it’s live), so we’ve made adjustments to try to avoid confusion. Basically, the “date” doesn’t matter; the time on the “ticket type” does. If you think you bought the wrong ticket or you’re confused, please contact us! Thanks again.



There will be two sessions this year:

Session 1: 1 PM – 3 PM (arrive at 12:45 to begin check-in)
Session 2: 4 PM – 6 PM (arrive at 3:45 to begin check-in)

Last year, tickets sold out several weeks before the event. Note: ticket buyers must bring a valid ID to enter the festival.


Goat Lady Dairy, Climax, NC
Caromont Farm, Esmont, VA
Piemonte Farm, Greensboro, NC
Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, Cedar Grove, NC
Celebrity Dairy, Siler City, NC
Prodigal Farm, Rougemont, NC
Paradox Farm and Creamery, West End, NC
Fading D Farm, Salisbury, NC
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, Germanton, NC
Cabot Creamery, VT
Grafton Village Cheese, VT


Big Boss Brewing Co., Raleigh, NC
Fortnight Brewing Co., Cary, NC
Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, NC
Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, NC
Foothills Brewery, Winston Salem, NC
Gizmo, Raleigh, NC
Mystery Brewing, Hillsborough, NC
Steel String Brewery, Carrboro, NC
Natty Greene’s Brewing Co., Greensboro, NC
Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC
Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Durham, NC
Appalachian Mt Brewery, Boone, NC
Old Hickory, Hickory, NC

Additional local artisans:

Fiddlehead Farm, Pittsboro, NC
Roots & Branches, Swannanoa, NC
Accidental Baker, Hillsborough, NC
Two Chicks Farm, Hillsborough, NC
Cottage Lane Kitchen, Chapel Hill, NC
Lady Edison Fancy Hams, Chapel Hill, NC
Weaver Street Market Bread Bakery, Hillsborough, NC
Kyookz Pickles, Greensboro, NC


September 18, 2016
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Linda Fullwood