Destination WALTER: Fearrington Village

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WALTER heads westward April 9 for an afternoon at Fearrington Village. The inaugural Destination WALTER event offers an opportunity to sample brews from across the region, enjoy live music, and explore the village shops from 2-5 p.m. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres from Fearrington’s celebrated kitchen and beer from Bond Brothers Beer Company in Cary, Four Saints Brewing Company in Asheboro, Fullsteam in Durham, Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, and Tarboro Brewing Company in Tarboro. There will be non-alcoholic refreshments, too, all meant for enjoying on Fearrington’s lush garden terrace. Gasoline Stove Band, a four-piece ensemble from Pittsboro, will perform its signature bluesy-rock-roots tunes; the band draws inspiration from old country, folk, gospel, and rock ’n’ roll to create what it describes as a “storytelling extravaganza.”

In between sipping and snacking, there’s shopping to be done. Fearrington Village boutiques will offer springtime specials, including a designer pop-up shop at Dovecote Style with Corinne Collections and an Elemis pop-up shop at Haven Spa Boutique. Event attendees will also receive 10 percent off throughout the village all afternoon.

Meanwhile, you can explore the grounds by embarking on a garden tour: Two tours will take place during the event. Or, you can take your younger set on a self-guided farm tour complete with kid-friendly brochures that point out Fearrington highlights, like the iconic Belted Galloway “beltie” cows. There will be a little bit of something for everyone during this afternoon spent celebrating the season and the region. –J.A.

Tickets are $25, and will also be available at the door.