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11th Annual Carolina Inn Birdhouses on Parade Celebration (March 21-April 8)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (February 2012) – The 2012 Birdhouses on Parade, The Carolina Inn’s 11th annual celebration of spring taking place from March 21-April 8, features one-of-a-kind birdhouses and feeders crafted by North Carolina artists and traditional culinary treats.

The event begins Wednesday, March 21, with the opening of this year’s birdhouse displays. Drop by anytime to enjoy artist creations from Art Lituchy, Bosetti Art Tile, Branching Out, Briarwood Studios, Jack Riehl, Lilly’s Home and Garden, Nest Dwellings, Old South BirdHouse Company, RSS Woodworks, Silver Palate Feeders and The Tin Heart. 

Indulge in a delicious Easter Grand Buffet Brunch on Sunday, April 8 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant featuring both traditional brunch fare as well as carving stations, holiday entrées and more. Delight in this lavish holiday brunch prepared by Executive Chef Jimmy Reale and his extraordinary culinary team. Enjoy an amazing assortment of delectable dishes designed to delight the most sophisticated of tastes. $49.95 per person 13 and up. $44.95 seniors 60 plus. $19.95 children 7-12, children 6 and under free. Reservations required.

The Easter bunny is coming to The Carolina Inn on Saturday, April 7 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. An Easter brunch has been designed for young and old alike. A magician and face painter will be on hand to entertain everyone. Each child is welcome to sit on the bunny’s lap and receive a “sweet” treat. All children must be accompanied by an adult patron.  $30 per person 13 and up, $25 children 4-12 and children 3 and under free. Online tickets at

Spring Afternoon Tea will be served Thursday through Sunday during the event and features The Carolina Inn’s floral teas with special high¬lights on Southern Pecan, Green Chai and Moroccan Mint. Accompaniments in¬clude an array of savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, and fresh baked scones served with our fresh lemon curd, English Devonshire cream and jams and preserves.

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Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites.

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