The Outpost is an area for young people— featuring harmonica, guitar and instrument workshops, large-scale games, circus arts, improv workshops, DJ dancing, board and table games, Open Mic and lots more!
The Outpost is for people ages 10-18.
Hours are: Friday 1:00 p.m. – midnight; Saturday 11:00 a.m. – midnight; Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Our Saturday evening concert features a very talented sister trio. Elise, Olivia and Sophia Fernandez have been playing acoustic music most of their lives, exploring the boundaries of mountain music, jazz and standards from the American songbook. Come and enjoy their unique sibling harmonies, precise musicianship and polished presentation. The Outpost, Sat 6pm
Join the Wandering Swordsman for this competitive, cooperative game that teaches a range of disciplines, including patience and honor. Organized, combative play with boffer swords, shields, bows and arrows. Meet at the Oak Tree by The Outpost. Fri, Sat & Sun 12pm
A quick wit and a clever comeback comes in handy when you are thinking on your feet. Maya and friends from the UNCG Drama department will lead you through these actor’s exercises that are fun and challenging; sometimes serious and often hilarious. Try out your latest character voice or transform into another personality altogether as you learn to adapt to each new scenario. Bring your imagination and be ready to make a scene! The Outpost, Fri 4pm & Sun 3pm
Open Mic and Talent Showcase
Bring your talents, tricks and skills to The Outpost for our family-friendly Open Mic night. Music, movement, skits and jokes are all welcome as you share your five minutes in the spotlight with a supporting crowd. A great place to shine! The Outpost, Sat 8pm
Aerialist Liz Bliss of Imagine Circus will teach you the techniques behind soaring upward, spiraling downward and maneuvering her body into unimaginable positions while suspended in air by hanging fabric0. You will be in expert hands as she guides you through the basic wraps, balancing exercises and body positions. Meet at the old Oak Tree by The Outpost, Sun 3pm
The Musical McGees
Sylvia and Gus McGee are the eldest of five siblings from a very musical family. As they head into their early teens, this duo has already become veterans of the regions fiddler’s conventions and music festivals. The McGees will treat you to two shows at The Outpost, Fri 6pm & Sun 1pm
Big Kid Games
Are you ready to test your skills, strategy and physical prowess? Then join in on a cooperative group game geared for teens and young adults. We will be organizing some new games including “Fort Knox” (a version of capture the flag) and an epic Tug-O-War. Meet by the old Oak Tree by The Outpost, Fri 5pm & Sat 1pm
Board Games and Chill
After a busy festival day, sometimes it is nice to just slow down and “chill.” The Outpost has a great selection of board games, decks of cards, ping-pong, backgammon and more, so you can gather with your friends, chillax and have some fun. The Outpost, Fri 8pm & Sat 10pm
Nails with Hyla
Just because you’re out on the farm doesn’t mean you can’t get your nails looking bling. Start your day out in style with a selection of festive colors from Hyla. The Outpost, Sun 11am
Ocean Treasure Pendants
Create your own personalized pendant with wire-wrapping and hand-selected shells from the Carolina Coast. The Outpost, Sat 12pm
A mantra is vocal word or phrase repeated to calm the mind and build a positive vibration. A yantra is a visual design used to focus on for meditation. We will be painting smooth stones with a unique design or positive phrase to keep for your own or gift to someone special. The Outpost, Fri 1pm & Sun 12pm
Paracord Water Bottle Holders
Weave your own water bottle holder with paracord and you will always have your hydration handy! (While supplies last.) The Outpost, Sat 11am
MAKERSPACE @ The Outpost
Come join us for an imaginative session of crafting, art and creating. Several workshops will happen simultaneously with the option to try each one. Friday’s focus is on the visual arts of drawing, painting and color, and Saturday’s is on fiber arts. Drop in and see what you can make!
Inside The Outpost, Fri 2-4pm & Sat 2-5pm
Learn some basic techniques with what is perhaps the oldests of drawing mediums. Bruce Burgess will show some of the ways vine charcoal can be used to create soft gradations and high contrast darks as he demonstrates a charcoal portrait from life. Fri 3pm
Watercolor paints can have bright, brilliant colors or soft and airy effects. We will guide you through exploring the different wide-ranging effects that watercolor offers. Without the pressure of creating a specific painting, we hope to have fun just experimenting with color and textures. Fri 2-4pm
We have gel pens, markers and crayons and a wide selection of coloring books. Learn some basic color theory and apply it to your design. Fri 2-4pm
Accessorize yourself. Transform an old T-shirt or jeans into an upcycled shoulder bag or pouch, or just add some rock ’n’ roll style to a garment you already have. Sat 2-5pm
Come learn some classic tie-dye folds and apply your color combination to make your own personalized bandana. Everyone is a “one of a kind”, because no two dyes are the same. While supplies last. Sign up at 1pm. Sat 2-5pm
Learn an easy way to weave a friendship bracelet, anklet or necklace on a circular loom! Sat 2-5pm
Festival photos on this page taken by: Dax Pecaro, Jerry Friend, Matthew Busch, Elizabeth Larson, Val Waegerle, & Sarah Barry