Tickets on Sale: Crop Hop at Haw River Ballroom, Oct 19th

The 2nd Annual Crop Hop will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. at The Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC. 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit RAFI’s Farm Sustainability program and our work on behalf of family farmers.
RSVP and invite your friends and family via Facebook here.


Adults: $15 / Kids:$7.50*

Get your tickets online today by clicking here.

*Includes admission, food & beverages.

This year, the Crop Hop promises to provide even more fun and entertainment for all. Like last year, the event will feature live music, square dancing & performances, a live auction, as well as locally sourced light hors d’oeuvres and micro-brews.


Concert Lineup

♦ The Undermanned String Band

♦ The Outboards

♦ The Piedmont Regulators

♦ Square Dance Caller Aaron Ratcliffe with The Carolina Catbirds, featuring Shay Garriock on the fiddle

New This Year:  A Tricky Tray Raffle

New this year is the addition of a “tricky tray,” also known as a “penny social” or “pick-a-prize.” A “tricky tray” auction is a combination of a traditional raffle and silent auction where guests purchase raffle tickets and place the tickets in canisters near the items they hope to win. The format allows guests to focus on the prizes they hope to win and provides businesses an opportunity to advertise their products and services in a more engaging way.


2014 Sponsors

Haw River Ballroom Logo   Saxapahaw_Store

First Citizens Bank & Sow True Seed

Preview of Live Auction Items

Donor Item
Organic Valley A Year of Organic Valley
Walt Disney World Four One-Day Park Hopper Passes
Counter Culture Coffee A year of free Coffee
Interaxon Muse Brain Sensing Headband
Window Wizard Free Pressure Washing
Omega Juicer
Vitamix Blender

List of Tricky Tray Raffle Items

*Click here to view photographs of the items on Facebook.

Number Name of Gift Basket List of Items Included Retail Value
1 “Raleigh Restaurateur” The Irregardless Cafe, Sitti, Raleigh Times, Gravy, Seaboard 18 $250
2 “Dining in Durham” Washington Duke Inn Restaurant Certificate, BCBB Gift Certificate, Pompieri Pizza Certificate, The Pit Durham $220
3 “Chapel Hill Chow Down” Fresh Market Gift Certificate, CH restaurant group certificate, Sheraton CH restaurant $200
4 “Carelessly Carrboro” Oasis Carr Mill, Venable Cafe, Tyler’s Taproom, Carrboro Coffee Roasters Coffee (Francisco Moran) $150
5 “Perusing in Pittsboro” City Tap, Blue Dot, Oak Leaf, Circle City Books, Bella Donna’s $210
6 “Playtime in the Piedmont” Defy Gravity, Museum of Life & Science, Morehead Plantetarium, Sweet Frog, Balloons & Tunes, Red Box $210
7 “BBQ Baron” Stubb’s BBQ Sauces,The Pit Raleigh & The Pit Durham Gift Certificates $115
8 “A Blast from the Past” Old Salem & Biltmore Estate passes $184
9 Chapel Hill/Durham Down & Dirty 2 Tickets to UNC vs. Pittsburgh on November 15th, 4 tickets to a 2015 Durham Bulls Game, $50 gift certificate to i9 sports $200
10 Raleigh Sports Fan 4 Tickets to NC state vs. Wake Forest November 15th, 4 Box Seats to any Carolina Mudcats game $251
11 B&B, B&B One night stay at 458 West Bed & Breakfast, Moroccan Weaved Basketfrom French Connections, Sparkling White Wine from Caffe Driade $148
12 Mind & Body Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade Gift Basket and Blue Point Yoga passes, Tiny Prints Gift Certificate $155
13 Mind & Body II Cathy Holt Yoga passes, Aveda products, Paul Newman Book, Free pair of Rack Room Shoes, Tiny Prints Gift Certificate $226
14 Family Night in Gift Basket 2 Red box rentals, 2 Ben & Jerry Pints, 2 Outta the Park BBQ sauces,1 Box Family Sized Mac & Cheese, 1 Family Sized Cheddar Bunnies, 6 15snack packs of Bunny Grahams(11 of these to raffle!!) $43
15 Amy’s Basket Country Vegetable Soup, Lentil Vegetable Soup, R18efried Beans, Chili, Amy’s Premium Organic Pa19sta Sauce, Amy’s Black Bean & Corn Slasa, 3 20Amy’s assorted Chocolate Bars, Cookbook, Catal21og, Pen, Coupons for 4 free Amy’s Products, P22acemaker, Wooden Tray, Pen23 $98
16 Aviator Brewing Basket 1 T-Shirt, 1 hat, 1 growler, 1 growler refill, one tour, bumper stickers $100
17 Breakfast & Butters $10 Johnny’s Gone Fishing Gift Certificate, Johnny’s Gone Fishing Coffee Mug, 1 lb coffee from Johnny’s Gone Fishing, Breakfast Granola, Big Spoon Roasters Nut Butters: Peanut Butter, Peanut Cocoa Butter, Almond Brazil Butter, Chai Spice Nut butter $98
18 The Wine & Diner Pass for two Free Seats in the Wine & Appetizer Class at Southern Seasons, Cabernet Sauvignon, Two Bottles of Wine (1 white, 1 Cab Sav), Spiral Vegetable Slicer $145
19 The Wine Connoisseur Total Wine & UnWined Gift Certificates & French Connection Basket to hold all the wine you buy! $186
20 Out About Town TOPO distillery tour for 2, 2 fridays uncorked for 2, Kool Kids Gift Certificate, Quaintance-Weaver, 2 Beer Extravaganza tickets, 2 tickets to “The Landing” at Deep Dish Theater $226
21 Out About Town II TOPO distillery tour for 2, 2 fridays uncorked for 2, Kool Kids Gift Certificate, Carolina Ballet tickets to the Nutcracker, Cheesecake Factory $225
22 The Outdoorsman (or woman!!) Townsend & Bertram Weekend Rental (Includes 1 tent, 2 packs, 2 sleeping bags & 2 sleeping pads) and Buck 50th Anniversary Hunting Knife $224
23 Vietri Planter Rustic Garden green Scalloped Cachepot with Rope $207
24 Cabot Gift Box Assorted Cheeses with Cheddar shake, Burlap & Plaid Bag, Thick & Thin Slicer and Wood Cutting Board* Winner must pick up at RAFI office in Pittsboro (475 Pittsboro Elem School Rd) $75
25 Toys for Boys (and Girls!!) Die Cast Truck, Signed Hurricanes Poster, Panthers Football, Defy Gravity Charlotte, 4 Mudcats tickets, 1 free print Ben and Jerry’s $198

*Click here to view photographs of the items on Facebook.