Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CenterFest Art Festival Sep 21-22 - Durham’s Longest Running Festival

CenterFest is Durham’s longest running and largest festival and it is a good time for the whole family. Stay with us at our Durham bed and breakfast and you’ll be just down the road from all the excitement. Starting on Saturday September 21st and running all day September 22nd this festival will feature 140 juried fine artists and craftsmen from 17 states as well as 72 performing groups, Kids Zone activities, local dining options (including some of our famous Durham foodtrucks!) as well as the CenterFest Food and Beer Garden.

The juried art show is one of the main attractions for the festival but you’ll have a chance to play the role of judge and vote for your favorite CenterFest visual artist! So be sure to arrive early first thing on Saturday (gates open at 10:00am) so you’ll have time to see all of incredible pieces and choose your favorite among the basket-weaving, clay, drawing, fiber, glass, leatherworking, painting, photography, printmaking, wood, jewelry, mixed media, and sculpture entries. Admission to CenterFest is a $5 suggested donation which supports the Durham Arts Council, the event’s organizers.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Catch those Bull City Blues at Hayti Heritage Center Next Time You’re in Durham

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The Triangle Blues Society is a
great resource to learn about the local
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We’re pretty sure you won’t be feeling down next time you visit the Bull City, especially if you book your stay at Durham bed and breakfast. But if you’re looking for a chance to enjoy some of the distinct sounds of the regional Blues music scene you have come to the right place. Here in Durham we have several places for you to enjoy live Blues performances and a wide variety of local artists who exemplify the Piedmont Blues style.
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The Hayti Heritage Center is one of the great local venues that is home to many Blues performances, most notably the recent 26th Annual Bull Durham Blues Festival. For more events, like the October 18th performance by Tony winner Melba Moore, be sure to check out their calendar. Moore will give two performances, which coincide with North Carolina Central’s Homecoming events, and tickets are currently available online.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Take Your Farm-to-Fork Experience in Durham to a Whole New Level

farm to fork durhamYou may have heard a lot about the world class restaurants in Durham, but how much do you know about the farms that supply them? On September 21st and 22nd you can discover the farm-to-fork secrets of the Triangle on the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour. But its more than just tasty fruit, veggies, and herbs on the 27 farms included on the self-guided tour, you’ll also get the chance to visit with a variety of livestock including pastured chickens, beef cattle, pigs, and goats. And if you’re interested in honey bees, cut flowers, mushrooms, or rare trees the tour has you covered there too! If you have little ones coming along too they can learn more about life on the farm with a petting zoos, hayrides, and chicken tractors!

North Carolina farm toursIf you’d like to join in the Farm Tour fun you can contact your innkeeper and our Durham bed and breakfast. Tickets, purchased per car, are available online or at local Whole Foods markets. And if you’re interested in learning more about how you can bring some agricultural skills home with you check out the workshops on Raising Chickens in Your Backyard and Urban Gardening.

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC