Thanks so much to everyone who helped make the 2019 Critter Carnival the best one yet!
You can view pictures here, and stay tuned for information on the 6th annual Critter Carnival in October 2020!


Meet & learn about animals at Critter Carnival! On Saturday, September 14, 2019, the 5th 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 animals while enjoying a wide variety of rock, folk and country music artists. Bring your critters and join us! Admission is FREE!

We’ll have amazing animal-related vendors, arts and 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, bubbles & a free martial arts demo where kids can learn to break wooden boards! We’ll also have a silent auction for lots of great items.

Musical acts include:
JOHN SAYLOR:  10:00am – 10:40am   &   1:25pm – 2:00pm
EMILY MUSOLINO:  10:45am – 12:00pm

ANITA LORRAINE MOORE:  12:05pm – 1:20pm

Specific animals are subject to change, but we’re currently expecting to have owls, lizards, snakes, bees, hedgehogs, puppies, dogs, a tortoise, a macaw, a bearded dragon, a raptor, a tenrec, a vinegaroon, Madagascar hissing roaches & more!

The animal charities attending this year’s festival are a large variety of nonprofits 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
* Animal Protection Society of Durham
* BeWild
* Carolina Tiger Rescue
* Cat Angels Pet Adoptions
* Conservators Center
* Eyes Ears Nose and Paws
* Go Conscious Earth
* Goathouse Refuge
* Humane Society of Alamance County
* Jenna and Friends Animal Sanctuary
* The NC Herpetological Society
* Orange County Animal Services
* Orange County Beekeepers Association
* Our Wild Neighbors
* Paws4ever
* Piedmont Wildlife Center
* Raptor Insights
* Spirit Canine Rescue
* Wild Tails
* Wildlife Welfare

View the Charities page to learn more about each organization!

The online silent auction is now live, and runs until Sep. 22. Check out amazing deals, including:
* FOOD – Weaver St., Mellow Mushroom, Mediterranean Deli, Beer Study
* SPORTS – Tar Heels, Wolfpack, Bulls, NASCAR
* MUSEUMS – Duke Lemur, Marbles, Kaleideum, Morehead Planetarium, Life & Science
* MUSIC – Hopscotch, Shakori, NC Symphony, Eno Fest
* FUN – Dollywood, Charlotte Ballet, NC Arboretum, Adventure Landing

* MORE – BarkBox, PetPeople, Unleashed, Mayton Inn

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.