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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 rock, bluegrass and jazz bands will perform alongside amazing aerial silk artists, hula hoopers, sideshow freaks and more. Admission is FREE!

Musical acts:
KATHARINE WHALEN’S SWEDISH WOOD PATROL (from Squirrel Nut Zippers!)
BULLTOWN STRUTTERS
FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE
TRIPLE FRET
THE BUCKET BROTHERS
(See band bios & videos here)

Circus acts:
Adam Dipert’s Object Manipulation
The Creep & Cheetah SideShow
Mari Kearns
and many more to be announced!

We’ll have treats from Maple View Mobile ice cream and Fahsyrah’s Lemonade, arts and crafts vendors including henna and a digital photo booth, 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
Robinshood Wildlife Rescue
Wildlife Welfare
plus more to be announced!

Admission and parking are FREE! RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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