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Fall 2015

Opening Ceremony with Kinobe

Dancing, playing, singing, merry-making; being with friends and family, building community, learning, growing, inspiring and being inspired; healing, praying, changing, creating, forming and letting go –a lifetime can be experienced in a few moments. The festival is many things to many people, and is truth in some way to us all. Join Kinobe for this special solo performance which opens our 2015 Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival. Meadow Stage, Thu 4pm

Harvest Parade with Paperhand Puppets & Bulltown Strutters

Come along on the magical journey through the festival! Bring your noisemakers, don your snazziest festival garb, and join Paperhand Puppet Intervention and the Bulltown Strutters in this Shakori Hills Celebration! Parade starts at the Kids Area, Sat 2pm

Flowjo Family Circus Fire Dance

The Flowjo Family Circus is a collective of performance artists based in Carrboro, NC. This eclectic group includes hoopers, acrobats, aerialists, musicians, dancers and fire-spinners dedicated to inspiring imagination, moving spirits, enhancing ceremony and enriching the community through performance art. Come watch this fire spinning spectacle in the Upper Meadow Field, Fri Night

Fall Garden Forum

Let’s meet in the Shakori Hills Community Garden for a garden tour and some planting fun. We’ll discuss and plant garlic, winter cover crops and anything else that is relevant for the season or folks want to know/share! Come to learn and also share your own experiences with others so that we can all eat fresh and local year-round. Community Garden, Sun 1pm

Make Your Own Didgeridoo

The didjeridoo/didjeridu/didgeridoo is an Aboriginal wind musical instrument created and traditionally played in the tropical north of Australia. It is generally a trunk of a eucalyptus tree that has been eaten out by termites, but western versions use bamboo for its natural hollowness. In this workshop, you will make and design your own didgeridoo to take home, under the skilled instruction of Piedmont Earthskills Gathering’s Fuz Sanderson, and then learn how to play it! Class limited to 15 participants with suggested donation of $20 per person to cover materials and tool replacement. Sustainability Pavilion, Fri 1pm

Aerial Silks Performance

See workshop description in “The Outpost” section of the Kids & Family page. Liz is available for group and private lessons, birthday parties and a variety of performance possibilities. A passionate performer and teacher, Liz is also focused on creating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Oak Tree near the Coffee Barn, Sun 6:30pm


For centuries, people in the South Asian countries of India, Burma and Sri Lanka have played the game of CARROM—a cross between marbles, pool and penny hockey. Come play carrom throughout the festival at the Tent near the Kids Area.

Friends of Bill W.

Come join the fellowship with others that are clean and sober at the festival. We will have an informal 12-Step meeting for all persons that would like to attend. This is a place where we can find strength, hope and support with others in recovery. Bring your own chair. Healing Arts Area, Fri 5pm, Sat 10am & Sat 5pm

Wild Autumn Walkabout

Fall is spectacular, abundant…and happening Now! Enjoy the beauty and wildness of nature with Shakori Hills’ neighbor, Leif Diamant (psychotherapist, naturalist, organic farmer, and ordained interspiritual minister) as we explore the flowers, roots, fruits and nuts of autumn for food and medicine. During this popular walk we’ll wander from Shakori Hills to Leif’s homestead, meet some asses and other farm and wild animals, sample wild plants and the organic garden and experience greater knowledge and deeper intimacy of wild nature. Check out Leif’s website. Meet at the Bridge by Healing Arts, Fri 12pm

Spirit Masks

Come with a partner and make a plaster mold of each other’s face. Embellish your mask with color and natural or found objects. Create an alter-ego, an archetypical symbol or your personal totem. Be prepared for lots of fun and a little mess. Geodesic Dome, Sat and Sun afternoons

Sunday Morning at Shakori Hills

We will gather together on Sunday morning to celebrate—blessing Shakori Hills, honoring all traditions, celebrating the Earth and welcoming into the circle all peoples and beings. We’ll feature The Seldom Together Gospel Band, Reverend Pat Jobe, Mother George Friday, the Goddess Trio and a few sweet surprises. Leif Diamant will invite intimacy with spirit through words, chant and meditation. Led by Reverend Gary Phillips of Silk Hope. Do you want to participate? Contact Gary at or find him at the festival. Meadow Stage, Sun 10am

Grassroots Herbalism: Simple Herbal First Aid Kits for Festivals

Julia Onnie-Hay, Community Herbalist with Bless Botanicals, can show us ways to be healthy and happy while getting our Grassroots on! Learn how simple herbal remedies can help soothe a sunburn, disinfect a scratch, calm an upset tummy, help you fall asleep with music playing in the background and more. We’ll pass around Julia’s herbal first aid kit, enjoy samples of homemade herbal goodies, and share our grassroots wisdom about supporting our health with plants. Healing Arts Tent, Sat 12pm

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