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Apple Chill Festival Postponed

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CHAPEL HILL — Sunday's wet, windy and potentially dangerous weather led to the postponement of Chapel Hill's popular Apple Chill Festival. A spokesman for the city's Parks and Recreation Department said it will be staged Sunday, April 26 instead.

This is the 26th year for the popular Apple Chill, named for a humorous corruption of "Chapel Hill." Between 25,000 and 30,000 people make their way to East Franklin Street to enjoy music, arts and crafts and good food provided by more than 100 vendors..

Hours for the festival will also remain the same for the weather-delayed version: 1 - 6 p.m.

East Franklin Street will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. between Raleigh Road and Columbia Street. Henderson Street between Rosemary and East Franklin will also be closed.

Shuttle buses will run from park-and-ride lots at University Mall. The fare will be 75 cents, payable only in exact change.

Remember, dogs are not allowed at Chapel Hill Street fairs.

Festival organizers hope the week's delay will mean Apple Chill can be held on a sunny, rather than sodden, day.