Mead Day is the day set aside by the American Homebrewers Association to make, drink and celebrate everything MEAD!! We think it’s a great excuse for a mini-Renaissance Faire! Dress up and come join us for our biggest event of the year!
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR - Due to a scheduling conflict, Mead Day will be held on the lovely grounds of local non-profit Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI). See location for directions!
Vendors: We couldn't put on a great Mead Day without our amazing vendors!!
Honeygirl Meadery - there's no Mead Day without Mead!! Durham based goodness!
Fairy Hair Flare - delightful sparkly strands - sign up for a time
HammerSol - amazing handmade jewelry
WendyMehndi - gorgeous henna designs
American Brewmaster - homebrew supplies and advice
White Hart Haunt - cute clay critters and fairy homes
Pastimes Perfected - handcrafted gaming boards
Custom Creature Creations - stunning face paint
Lake Fairy Creations - fairy wands and crowns
Raven's Keep Forge - a real working forge
Spiral Grove Designs - jewelry and herbal creations
JZumps Creations - charming chainmaille jewelry
Artificer Glass - remarkable blown glass
Brandy's Soy Candles - lovely scented soy candles
Burning Sphinx Studio - amazing fairy and butterfly wings
Shakti Goddess Arts - herbal creations and stones
Just Bee NC - yummy local honey and whiskey honey
Zeke's Meats - meat + bread = delicious, vegetarian options too
Chatham Marketplace - yummy turkey legs and roasted corn
Knights of the Fiat Lux - brave knights fighting for honor and glory
Thunder and Spice - pub songs to delight old and young
Mead tasting with new up-and-coming Bragging Rooster Mead and experimental beer from soon-to-be-opening Nazz'd Brew Works and Pub in Pittsboro!
Free Event and Family Friendly! Rain or Shine!
Please bring cash - our local artisans love cash! Note: there is no ATM on site!
Schedule of Events
Mead tasting with Starrlight Mead ($8) and Honeygirl Meadery ($5) - all day in the Mead Hall
Mead Slushies & Lemonade with the Slushie Fairies - all day in the kitchen - $6 & $2
Free tastings with Bragging Rooster Mead and Nazz'd Brew Works at their tents
Fighting Ring - under the big tree
Knights Sword Fighting - 12:30 & 2:30 pm
Music Tent - in front of the building
Thunder and Spice - 1, 3, & 4 pm
Home Mead Making Demo - 2 pm - by American Brewmaster
Forest Tent - behind the building
Reserve White Chocolate Raspberry Tasting - 1:30 - $2
Mead-adversary Tour Tasting - 3:30 - free, limited to the first 40 people
Mead Club Private Tasting - 4:30 - free, tasting of the original 2011 Off-dry Blackberry and 2013 Pomegranate Pink Peppercorn Mead from our private stash!
There will be no meadery tours this year due to the event being off-site. Please join us at the meadery any other weekend for a tour of the facilities!