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Southern Community Park
DOGWOOD ACRES Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the inaugural Critter Carnival (formerly Furry Friends Festival) will be held at Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill, NC to raise awareness and funds for numerous local animal rescue and rehabilitation charities. From Noon to 7:30pm a wide variety of first-rate bluegrass, rock and jazz bands will perform alongside amazing aerial silk artists, hula hoopers, stilt walkers, sideshow freaks and more. Admission is FREE!
Many animals will be at the festival for you to meet, including owls, turtles, possums, raptors, snakes, adoptable dogs & more!
Musical artists include:
KATHARINE WHALEN'S SWEDISH WOOD PATROL (from Squirrel Nut Zippers!!!)
THE BUCKET BROTHERS
THE BIG OAK BOYS
See the full schedule at CritterCarnival.org/Schedule/
Circus artists include:
Adam Dipert's Object Manipulation
The Creep & Cheetah SideShow
We'll have treats from Maple View Mobile ice cream and Fahsyrah's Lemonade, arts and crafts vendors including henna, and a silent auction for a wide variety of great items. Bulltown Stutters are leading a children's PARADE at 2:30pm!
The beneficiaries of this year's festival are numerous animal-related charities in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, and Wake counties dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, cats, wildlife, farm animals and exotic animals. They include All Breed Animal Rescue of the Carolinas, Animal Resource Friends (ARF), Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE), The Conservators Center, Hope Animal Rescue, Independent Animal Rescue, and Piedmont Wildlife Center.
The online auction is now live! Check out amazing deals on tickets for Disney World, Dollywood, NASCAR & Pro Football Halls of Fame, U.S. National Whitewater Ctr. & NC Arboretum, plus restaurants, museums, dog toys, reflexology & much more! Lots more items will be auctioned at the festival. Online auction ends Sun. Oct. 1 at 9pm. Check out crittercarnival.org/auction.
Critter Carnival is a 501©(3) nonprofit and sponsorships are available. See CritterCarnival.org for more details.