We invite you to reflect in the power of the changing season, the power of the changing times; the power of music, dancing feet and dancing spirits, and the power of community. Meadow Stage, Thursday 4pm
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Harvest Parade
Come along on the magical journey through the festival! Bring your noisemakers and don your snazziest festival garb, and join Paperhand Puppet Intervention and the Bulltown Strutters in the Harvest Parade. Stop by the Kids Tent from 11am-1pm beforehand to create wings, drums and shakers! Parade starts at the Kids Area, Saturday 2pm
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 fall and winter cover crops, and maybe some strawberries if they’re ready! Come to learn and also share your own experiences with others so that we can all eat fresh and local year-round! In the Garden, Sunday 1pm
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, Friday 5pm, Saturday 10am & Saturday 5pm
Wild Autumn Walkabout with Leif Diamant & Kim Calhoun
Fall is spectacular, abundant…and happening Now! Enjoy the beauty and wildness of nature with Kim Calhoun (community herbalist and healing arts practitioner) and Shakori 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 we¹ll wander from Shakori 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. Meet at the Bridge by Healing Arts, Friday 12pm (walk will last until 2pm)
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, Saturday and Sunday afternoons
As you’re passing from Carson’s Grove to the Meadow Stage, stop by and check out local organizations: All Breed Animal Rescue, U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, Love Wins Ministries, NC Blues in the Schools, The Amend-O-Matic Stamp Mobile, Plugging Leaks, Croatan Earth First, WKNC and more. Come on by, get some information and find out what they are about!
Sunday Morning at Shakori
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. Led by Reverend Gary Phillips of Silk Hope. Do you want to participate? Contact Gary at email@example.com or find him at the festival. Meadow Stage, Sunday 10am