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Tickets available for annual pepper festival

Fearrington House Executive Chef Colin Bedford is cooking at the 8th annual Pepper Festival in Chapel Hill.
Fearrington House Executive Chef Colin Bedford is cooking at the 8th annual Pepper Festival in Chapel Hill. clowenst@newsobserver.com

Abundance NC’s 8th annual Pepper Festival will be 3-7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Chapel Hill.

More than two dozen chefs will be serving samples of dishes made with locally-grown peppers. Chefs include chefs Angela Salamanca of Raleigh’s Centro, Colin Bedford of Fearrington Inn in Pittsboro, Marshall Smith of Glasshalfull in Carrboro, Jason Smith of 18 Seaboard in Raleigh, and John Childers of The Umstead Hotel in Cary.

To see a full list of chefs: pepperfestnc.org/2015-chefs/.

There will be a king and queen crowning as well as a best dish award. The event also includes local music, children’s activities and 25 educational booths offering information on sustainability, conservation, renewable energy, local food, clean air, clean water and green funerals.

Tickets are still available: $20-$30 in advance or $35 at the door.

The event is Great Meadow Park at Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill. (Detailed directions are online.)

Info: pepperfestnc.org

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