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    Critter Carnival

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    When:
    Sep 23, 2017 all-day
    2017-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
    2017-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Southern Community Park
    100 Sumac Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    Kevin James
    919-348-0264

    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 (ABARC), Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE), Hope Animal Rescue, Piedmont Wildlife Center, Robinshood Wildlife Rescue, and Wildlife Welfare, with many more to be announced.

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    Jessica is the Executive Editor for Chapel Hill Magazine. As a 2010 grad of UNC, she’s happy to be back in town writing, editing and eating around the Triangle.