Let us together remember gratitude and the meaningful intangibles in our time here, celebrating the land that is Shakori Hills, blessing her for our festival and asking her blessing in return. Meadow Stage, Thu 5pm
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Parade
Bring your noisemakers, don your snazziest festival garb and come along with Paperhand Puppet Intervention and the Bulltown Strutters as they journey through Shakori Hills celebrating life, love and the arrival of Spring! Parade starts at the Kids Area, Sat 2pm
For centuries, people in the South Asian countries of India, Burma and Sri Lanka have been playing this cross between marbles, pool and penny hockey. Come play carrom throughout the festival at the Tent near the Coffee Barn
Make Your Own Didgeridoo
Join skilled instructor, Fuz Sanderson of the Piedmont Earthskills Gathering, to learn about this primitive instrument and make and design your own! He will then show you how to play it! Class limited to 15 participants with requested donation of $20 to cover materials and tool replacement. Sustainability Pavilion, Sat 11am
Watch Durham potter, Sarah Howe, demonstrate pottery throwing and take a turn of your own on the wheel! Tree near the Coffee Barn, Throughout the festival
The Flowjo Family Circus, based in Carrboro, is a collective of performance artists including hoopers, acrobats, aerialists, musicians, dancers and fire-spinners. Come watch their fire spinning spectacle in the area next to the Grove Stage.
WILD SPRING WALKABOUT with Leif Diamant
Nature in the Spring is wild beauty, abundance, magic, and transforms all who enter and connect. We’ll wander from Shakori Hills with neighbor Leif Diamant (organic farmer, naturalist, psychotherapist, and interfaith minister)(wildearthconsulting.com) to his Box Turtle Road homestead and farm, identifying, discussing, experiencing, and sampling various edible, medicinal, and beneficial plants. Enhance your abilities to survive and thrive and deepen your relationship with the wild side. We may see wild animals, meet some asses, and tour the organic garden. Please join us to experience more intimacy with and knowledge of Nature. Meet at Bridge by Healing Arts, Friday May 5 12 noon and return by 2 pm
Come with a partner and make and decorate a plaster mould of each other’s face. 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
Bee Keeping Demonstration
Join beekeepers from Chatham and surrounding counties to discuss the basics of beekeeping and watch honeybees in action in an enclosed “bee cage.” Also visit regional county Beekeepers Associations in non-profit row and “Ask a Beekeeper!” Community Garden, Sat 11am-1pm & 3pm-4pm
Spring Garden Forum
Let’s meet in the Shakori Hills Community Garden for a garden tour/discussion and some planting fun. 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
Friends of Bill W.
Come join the fellowship with others that are clean and sober at the festival. Bring your own chair. Healing Arts Area, Fri 5pm, Sat 10am & Sat 5pm
Aerial Silks Workshop & Performance
Liz Bliss dances through the air—soaring upwards, spiraling downwards and maneuvering her body into the most unimaginable of positions. Workshop offers opportunities to try it yourself! Workshop: Tree by the Coffee Barn, 4pm Performance: Carson’s Grove during Dr. Bacon, 6:30pm
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. Led by Reverend Gary Phillips of Silk Hope. Meadow Stage, Sun 10am
As you’re passing from Carson’s Grove to the Meadow Stage, stop by and check out these local organizations. We are all working for a better world!