Shakori Hills is great for families!
The festival is a rich, interactive experience for children of all ages, with several special activities for kids throughout the weekend.
The kids and family-related programming can be found in the Kids Tent, The Outpost (ages 10 – 18), and Cabaret Tent (daytime family programming). Exploring the farm is encouraged for older children — parents know they can depend on a nurturing, attentive festival staff and community to keep a watchful eye. Younger kids should still be supervised by their parents or guardians.
Camping families can choose to settle down in our quiet camping zone, a peaceful cove that is perfect for, well, quiet camping! Ask for directions at the ticket booth when you check in.
Kids 12 and under get in free and youth tickets (ages 13-15) are available at a reduced price!
Near the heart of the festival grounds is the Kids Tent. This area is a hub of activity for our Seedlings and Sprouts. Hands-on art projects, performances, group activities, story telling, face painting and a Saturday afternoon parade led by Paperhand Puppet Intervention and the Bulltown Strutters!
This special kids area is organized by fun and creative festival volunteers. Interested in helping? Volunteer!
All children 15 years and younger are invited to sell their own handmade arts and crafts. Please review the Kids Bazaar Rules.
Any enterprising young person wishing to sell their handmade wares need to sign up first. Sign-up is Saturday, 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
The Crafts Bazaar is open Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Make sure to pick up or download a festival program so you can get more details on activities like collaborative workshops, pumpkin carving, and fossil digs!
Festival photos on this page taken by: Elizabeth Larson and Kim Hawks