Adult Spelling Bee

Adult Spelling Bee

In partnership with the UNC Humanities and Flyleaf Books, NCCAF proudly presents Chapel Hill's 3rd ever Adult Spelling Bee. Part variety show, part serious inquiry into the public’s orthography skills, this event will mix comedic entertainment with just a modicum of scholarly endeavor.

All attendees are welcome to enter the drawing to participate. Contestants will be drawn by lot. There will be one traditional individual competition and a more relaxed team competition. Since we’re all adults, we will be starting with difficult words and progressing to impossible words!


Spelling Bee competitors should sign up online or at the door
Ten competitors will be drawn from lot
No electronic devices may be brought to the stage
Contest will be single-error elimination
Contestants will have one minute to spell each word
Last person standing is the winner
Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Be prepared to show identification. Beer leads to hard consonants.

** REGISTER FOR THE BEE HERE (copy/paste into your browser) **