Dance of Hope, a children’s dance group from Uganda, will light up the stage with their choreography and smiles to give thanks for our time on the land. Celebrating the place that is Shakori Hills, blessing her for our festival and asking her blessing in return. Meadow Stage, Thurs. 5:00 pm
Wild Spring Walkabout with Leif Diamant
Spring is spectacular, abundant…and happening Now! Enjoy the beauty and wildness of nature with Shakori Hills’ neighbor and organic farmer, Leif Diamant (psychotherapist, naturalist and ordained inter-spiritual minister) as we explore and experience some of the wild and cultivated bounty of Spring. We’ll wander from Shakori Hills to Leif’s homestead, meet some asses and other farm and wild animals, sample edible and medicinal wild plants and taste the bounty of Leif’s organic garden. Come along on this popular walk to experience greater knowledge and deeper intimacy of nature. Visit Leif online at www.wildearthconsulting.com. Meet at the Bridge by Healing Arts, Fri 12:00 pm
Experience authentic self-expression in a safe space free of judgment & instruction. Explore your own ranges of being, from stillness to unfettered wildness, through self-directed, freeform movement in community. Music provided by Will Ridenour & Gabriel Pelli; dance facilitated by Aubrey Griffith-Zill & Julia Hartsell. Dance Tent, Fri. 4:00 pm
Sarah Howe demonstrates pottery making on the wheel, as weather permits. Watch forms grow from a ball of soft clay. Design a pot, and she’ll attempt to make it. Try it yourself. Tree near the Coffee Barn, Throughout the festival
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Parade
Bring 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 in the Kids Area 2 pm Sat.
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
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, Thurs. 3:00 pm, Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am
Join beekeepers from Chatham and surrounding counties to discuss the basics of beekeeping. Also visit regional county Beekeepers Associations in Advocacy Booth Row.
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. Geodesic Dome, Sat and Sun afternoons
FlowZone & Fire Dance
The Flowjo & Imagine Circus collaborate to provide a Flow Space by the Carson’s Grove Stage. Bring your own instruments of magic, or play with the hoops and toys we have to share. Watch out for sporadic performances and workshops. Fire show after sunset on Saturday night!
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 Outpost, Sun 3:00 pm; Performance: Meadow Stage during Dr. Bacon, 5:00 pm
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. 1:00 pm
Sunday Mornings at Shakori Hills
Join us Sunday morning to celebrate – blessing Shakori Hills, honoring all traditions, celebrating the Earth and welcoming into the circle peoples and beings 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. Meadow Stage, Sun. 10:00 am
Festival photos by Dax Pecaro, Kim Hawks, Amos Perrine, Todd Gaul, Elizabeth Larson, Shannon O’Sullivan, Kendall Atwater, and Matt Busch.