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Plan Your 2015 Travel Calendar with Events in Chapel Hill & Orange County, NC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Want to travel more in 2015? Make plans to visit Chapel Hill & Orange County, NC to experience a variety of festivals and events highlighting comedy, culture, food, music, history, farms and more. The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau shares ten multi-day events worth planning a trip to Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough, NC in central North Carolina this year.

15th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, February 3 – 15. DSI Comedy Theater in Chapel Hill, NC showcases performances in standup, sketch, and improv comedy. It is the largest festival of its kind in the southern United States. www.nccomedyarts.com.

Piedmont Farm Tour, April 25-26. 19th annual tour includes nearly 40 farms opened to the public designed to connect farmers and consumers. www.carolinafarmstewards.org.

Hillsborough Spring Garden Tour, May 16-17. Visit beautiful private and public gardens and plant sale in Historic Hillsborough, NC. www.visithillsboroughnc.com.

The 14th Annual 10 By 10 in the Triangle, July 10-26. An international festival of new, ten-minute plays. 10 Actors, 10 Directors, 10 Minutes, 10 By 10 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC. www.artscenterlive.org.

16th Giant Puppet Pageant, August 7-September 7. Paperhand Puppet Intervention's annual summer festival occurs weekends in historic Forest Theatre on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. paperhand.org.

9th Annual Celebration of the Automobile Racers Reunion and Car Show, September 25-26. Benefits Occoneechee-Orange Speedway in Hillsborough, one of the last remaining tracks from NASCAR'S inaugural 1948 season. www.historicspeedwaygroup.org.

Carrboro Music Festival, September 26-27. 18th annual Festival features all types of music by 180 performing acts at 25 indoor or outdoor venues throughout downtown Carrboro. www.carrboromusicfestival.com.

6th Annual TerraVita Food & Drink Festival. Fall date TBA. 3-day Chapel Hill food festival featuring chefs, food artisans and beverages dedicated to excellence and sustainability in the South. www.terravitaevent.com.

10th Annual Carrboro Film Festival. November 21-22. Two-day festival featuring workshops and more than 40 films. www.carrborofilmfestival.com.

18th Annual Twelve Days of Christmas. December 1-December 31. The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill is festively adorned for the holidays with enchanting decorations based on the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Self-guided tours, festive meals, breakfast with Santa, cookie decorating, holiday teas and a display of wonderful gingerbread houses. www.12daysevents.com.

For other events and festivals, plus details about accommodations and other attractions in the Chapel Hill and Orange County, NC area, visit www.visitchapelhill.org or call (919) 245-4320.



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CONTACT:Patty Griffin Communications Director Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau 501 W. Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 pgriffin@visitchapelhill.org @PattyGriffinNC www.visitchapelhill.orgSource:Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau