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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 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!!!)
BULLTOWN STRUTTERS
TRIPLE FRET
THE BUCKET BROTHERS
THE BIG OAK BOYS
(See band bios & videos here)

Circus acts include:
Adam Dipert’s Object Manipulation
The Creep & Cheetah SideShow
Betty Adorno
Ameerah Azuriah
Mari Kearns
Carolyn Mabry

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 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
*  Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE)
*  The Conservators Center
*  Hope Animal Rescue
*  Independent Animal Rescue
*  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 www.CritterCarnival.org/auction.

You can RSVP to the Facebook event here!

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