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. Many animals will be at the festival for you to meet, including owls, turtles, possums, raptors, snakes, adoptable dogs & more! Tickets and parking are FREE!
Musical acts include:
KATHARINE WHALEN’S SWEDISH WOOD PATROL (from Squirrel Nut Zippers!!!)
THE BUCKET BROTHERS
THE BIG OAK BOYS
(See band bios & videos here)
Circus acts include:
Adam Dipert’s Object Manipulation
The Creep & Cheetah SideShow
+ more to be announced!
Bulltown Stutters are leading a children’s PARADE at 2:30pm!
We’ll have treats from Maple View Mobile ice cream and Fahsyrah’s Lemonade, arts and crafts vendors, henna, and a silent auction for a wide variety of great items.
The beneficiaries of this year’s festival are numerous animal-related charities in Chatham, Durham, Orange 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
* Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE)
* The Conservators Center
* Hope Animal Rescue
* Piedmont Wildlife Center
* Wildlife Welfare
You can RSVP to the Facebook event here!
Critter Carnival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and sponsorships are available.