Festivals create the opportunity for community harmony, help to preserve our heritage and bring us closer to our religion and tradition.  When you and your neighbors all get together to celebrate aspects of the community or to enjoy shared cultural practices, it is one of the best ways to sense and understand the priorities of the area you live in, as well as to form long lasting community bonds and friendships.

With this in mind and to help you find your perfect home, we have compiled a list of the best festivals that are celebrated around Carolantic.

Art In The Heart Of Hillsborough

Held annually in Spring, this is a festival that is open to the public. Dedicated to showcasing arts and crafts from over 40 arts vendors each year, there are many food and beverages options, as well as entertaining performances! For members of the public who are artistically inclined, they are also offered to take part in the free juried show.

Carolina Tarwheels Bikefest

If you’re an avid cyclist, this is the perfect festival for you! There are multiple different course options – 35, 62, and 100 mile. However, all will start in downtown Hillsborough before winding up into the countryside near Orange and Person County. A multi-course cycling adventure through the scenic sites of Orange County and Hillsborough, cyclists will be stimulated both physically and visually. 

For those who want to ride non-competitively, it is also possible to sign up for the Fun Ride which is free and will feature a seven mile course around local historic sites.

Handmade Parade

Organized in Fall every year by the Hillsborough Arts Council, this street parade is styled after Mardi Gras. Every element in this parade is created by members of the community to encourage grass roots participation. If you have a chance to watch the parade, you’ll be astounded with the amazing performances by marching bands, stilt-walkers, and even giant puppets! The line up will change each year so make sure not to miss out!

Hillsborough Hog Day BBQ Festival

Nothing brings people together better than food. One dish that many Americans simply cannot resist is BBQ pork done well! This festival was established to celebrate just that with live music, unique handcrafted gifts, face paintings, bounce houses, emergency vehicle displays, home décor options and the best pulled pork in North Carolina! Generally held around the third weekend in September, this two-day event is free for the public.

Hillsborough Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

When it comes to winter, lighting up the tree for the holidays is a must. Hillsborough comes together as a community to witness the tree lighting and relish the group caroling to mark the start of the holidays. On top of this, there will also be a Hillsborough Holiday parade where you can admire business floats, cheerleaders, mascots, bands and other guest star celebrities and performers.

Besides the quality of the home construction, the surrounding environment plays a vital role too when you’re planning a move. Located close to downtown Hillsborough and Durham, residents of the Carolantic community have easy access to vibrant city lifestyles, schools and universities. If you’re captivated by Carolantic, MCM Homes can assist you in your search for a high-quality and energy-efficient future home.