Thursday 9 October 2008 — Sunday 12 October 2008
Silk Hope, NC, United States
The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival is a music and dance festival that takes place each spring and fall in Silk Hope, North Carolina, near Chapel Hill. The festival takes place on a 75 acre farmstead which is managed by Shakori Hills, Inc. a non-profit organization. The festival has been held twice annually since 2003. It is associated with and modeled after the larger Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival that takes place near Trumansburg, New York each summer.
The festival typically lasts four days, beginning on Thursday afternoon and going through Sunday night. The farmstead has two large outdoor stages, one large covered dance tent, and several smaller tents. One of the main features of the festival is the free camping included with the ticket price, with RV and car camping for an additional fee. In addition to the music, the festival has dance and instrument workshops, a sustainability fair, kids activities, and food and craft vending. The festival is typically promoted as being kid and family friendly. Daily attendance for the 2007 festivals peaked at 5,200 participants.
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