Despite the hurricane throwing everyone a big curveball, we had an amazing day at Southern Community Park on Sep. 22! We were honored to showcase the important work that these animal charities are doing in our community and around the world. This year included more animal charities than ever before. And thanks to your generous donations and auction purchases, we also raised more money than ever before, all of which is donated to the charities that attended. Stay tuned for very exciting news about Critter Carnival in 2019!


Meet & learn about animals at Critter Carnival! On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the 4th annual Critter Carnival 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 10am to 2pm you can meet and learn about a wide variety of animals.

We’ll also have amazing circus artists such as hula hoopers and stilt walkers, animal-related vendors, arts & crafts vendors, Maple View ice cream and award-winning lemonade. The kids area includes animal masks, sidewalk chalk, animal coloring books, play-doh & art supplies. We’ll also have an online silent auction for lots of great items. Bring your critters and join us! Admission is FREE!

The beneficiaries of this year’s festival are 9 animal-related charities in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, cats, wildlife, farm animals and exotic animals. They include:

*  American Wildlife Refuge
*  Carolina Tiger Rescue
*  Chances Angel Rescue & Education
*  Go Conscious Earth
*  Independent Animal Rescue
*  Paws4ever
*  Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge
*  Piedmont Wildlife Center
*  Spirit Canine Rescue

The online silent auction is now live, and runs until Sep. 30. Check out amazing deals on great items at www.CritterCarnival.org/Auction.

Southern Community Park is located at 1000 Sumac Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Critter Carnival is located at the Northern entrance next to the playground, just off 15/501.

RSVP to the Facebook event here!

Critter Carnival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are greatly appreciated and sponsorships are available.