Monday, September 27, 2010

October 2nd, 2010

PITTSBORO BY GASLIGHT is an all day event held in Pittsboro, NC. Take a step through time and see what Pittsboro was like at the turn of the last century. Brought to you by the good folks at the Pittsboro Merchants Association, local artists, and people like you.

Our first event will be held on Saturday October 2nd, 2010. There will be numerous (perhaps humorous) activities to experience throughout the day. Dressing up is highly encouraged.


Throughout the day beginning @ 12pm, we will have a variety of musicians busking around the downtown area & stopping at local shoppes for some impromptu indoor entertainment.

12pm: The Festivities begin. Make sure you pick up your 'Pittsboro By Gaslight' Scavenger Hunt list.

12pm to 4pm: Wandering Minstrels will be busking all around the downtown area

12pm to 4pm: "Fictitious History" Walking Tour; Meeting at the corner of Hillsborough & Salisbury at the top of each hour (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm).

12pm to 7:30pm: Have Egg Cremes, Sundaes, Frappes and other tasty treats at S&T Soda Shoppe.

1pm: Jay Cartwright performs at Davenport & Winkleperry

1pm: Miss Ellen performs at Pittsboro Toys

1pm: Miss Hemlock of Hemlock Emporium teaches children how to make rag toys at Pittsboro Toys

2pm to 4pm: Sue Wilson & Betsy Kraus perform at the Chatham Arts Council Gallery

2pm: Time for Afternoon Tea; Grab some tasty victuals at one of lovely eating establishments

2pm: Sue Ketchin performs at The Joyful Jewel

3pm: Miss Ellen performs at Pittsboro Toys

4pm: Parlor Games - Gather at Davenport & Winkleperry for some light-hearted interactive entertainment.

7pm - 11pm: LIVE MUSIC

Beginning @ 7pm, several downtown businesses will be playing host to some wonderful live music & performers.

The City Tap:
7pm: Robert Griffin
8pm: New Town Drunks (torchy rock & roll)
9pm: Jack Maverick & his Wild Rebels (Instrumental)
10pm: Kitty Box & the Johnnies (torchy rock & roll)

Davenport & Winkleperry:
7pm: Burlesque with Por Cel Ain
8pm: Gaslight Dance Party
Music provided by the Davenport Sisters

Pittsboro General Store Cafe:
7pm: 15/501
8pm: 406 (Jeff Hart)
9pm: Atomic Rhythm All-Stars (Swing/Jazz)

Virlie's Grill:
7pm: Big Al Hall & the Marching Rams (Bluegrass/Americana)
8pm: Down the Road (Bluegrass)

For more information:


  1. I hope that this information will be apparent as the date nears.

    Do you have anything on where public parking will be for this event? The immediate downtown area near the courthouse doesn't have terribly much, and I imagine that a lot of people will want to come to this event.

  2. For parking information, check out the event pamphlet at

    There's a map that shows various parking areas in downtown.