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7th Annual Mead Day Celebration

  • RAFI 274 Pittsboro Elem School Road Pittsboro, NC, 27312 United States (map)

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!