In addition to all the music happening at Shakori Hills, we offer a variety of multiday and single day cultural programs provided by the dedicated community of Shakori Hills makers, thinkers, and doers.
Opening Ceremony with Living Arts Collective & XYLEM
Meadow Stage, Thursday 4:30 p.m.
The Ousia (OO-SEE-AHH) Experience + Sound Journey Guided Intentional Movement of Celebration with XYLEM and Living Arts Collective.
Join us for a heart opening remembrance and reverence for all people, the land that nourishes us, and is home to our dancing feet. We come together to set our intention and call in peace for this GrassRoots experience.
“Like a river, the story of our times flows forward through individuals. The story is one of interconnected humanity, not the lone individual. It is the giving and receiving that keep us connected.” – Robin Zill
Multiple Day Programs
Make Your Own Didgeridoo
Beside the Old Oak Bar, Friday and Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
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 students. It will cost $20 to participate in the workshop, this fee covers materials and tool replacement. If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
At the Coffee Tent, Daily
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.
Friends of Bill W.
Healing Arts Area, Thursday, 3:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
Come join the fellowship with others that are clean and sober at the festival. AA, NA, everyone is welcome! Bring your own chair.
Geodesic Dome, Saturday and Sunday afternoons
Come with a partner and make and decorate a plaster mold of each other’s face. Create an alter-ego, an archetypal symbol or your personal totem. Be prepared for lots of fun and a little mess.
Bulltown Strutters Parade
Parade starts at the Kids Area, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Bring your noisemakers, don your snazziest festival garb and come along with the Bulltown Strutters as they journey through Shakori Hills celebrating life, love and the arrival of fall!
All Things Fiddle
Beside the Outpost Tent, Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
You are invited to join Fiddle Maker Mike for a demonstration under the Big Oak. Mike has been building and playing fiddles for 19 years. He will walk you through the steps it takes to bring beautiful melodies to life on a fiddle. Hold a fiddle in progress, a completed instrument, and feel free to draw a bow across one. Fiddle making Mike is currently repairing a fiddle to give away during the festival, a Christmas present in October!
Sunday Morning at Shakori Hills
Meadow Stage, Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Join us Sunday morning to celebrate and bless Shakori Hills, the earth, all beings and traditions through music, spoken word and ceremony. Everybody welcome! Come as you are; contact us if you want to contribute. With Trio Luna, Gary Phillips and Leif Diamant.
Festival photos by Zach Poe, Elizabeth Larson, and Madelyn Matthews Blair