Beats in the Bones will help us to nourish heart-fire and earthpulse together with our beloved Shakori community. This all-female group will play in unison to celebrate the precious land that is Shakori Hills, blessing her for our festival and asking her blessing in return. Meadow Stage, Thursday 4:00 p.m.
Multiple Day Programs
Wild Autumn Walkabout with Leif Diamant
We’ll wander from Shakori Hills to neighbor Leif’s homestead and farm, identifying, discussing and experiencing various edible, medicinal and beneficial plants that we pass. Fall’s beauty and bounty are enormous, and we’ll sample the wild side. We’ll likely see wild animals and you can meet some asses at the farm. Join us to experience deeper intimacy with and greater knowledge of Nature. Meet at the Bridge by Healing Arts, Daily at 12:00 p.m. and return by 2:00 p.m.
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 students. It will cost $20 to participate in the workshop, this fee covers materials and tool replacement. If interested please email email@example.com to reserve your spot! Beside the old Coffee Barn, Friday and Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
Sarah Howe will demonstrate 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! Beside the Coffee Barn, throughout the festival
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 Coffee Tent.
Friends of Bill W.
Come join the fellowship with others that are clean and sober at the festival. AA, NA, everyone is welcome! Bring your own chair. Healing Arts Area, Thursday, 3:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
We Need the Bees!
We have most of our food because of honeybees. Join beekeepers from Chatham and surrounding counties to discuss the basics of beekeeping and how you can support honey bees and other pollinators. You can find us daily from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Ask a Beekeeper Tent next to the Sustainability Pavilion.
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, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Tod Kershaw and his team will demonstrate the age-old trade of blacksmithing on an antique coal forge. Stop by to observe this fascinating skill that transforms plain metal into useful objects. Beside The Outpost, daily.
Living Arts Ecstatic Dance
Experience authentic self-expression in a safe space free of judgment or 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 and Austin McCall; dance facilitated by Aubrey Griffith-Zill. All Ages. Dance Tent, Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Bulltown Strutters Parade
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 Spring! Parade starts at the Kids Area, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Morning at Shakori Hills
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. Meadow Stage, Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Festival photos by Zach Poe, Elizabeth Larson, David Dean, .