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Harvest Boone Community Outreach Festival Aims to Raise Food Donations for Those in Need Sept. 27-29

by Madison V. Fisler

Sept. 26, 2013. The Harvest Boone Community Outreach Festival will take place at the High Country Fairgrounds starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. The festival will continue until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. 

The third annual festival is a community outreach festival which aims to raise food donations for the Hunger and Health Coalition. This is the sixth community outreach festival along with the sister event, Boone in Blossom. So far, more than four tons of food have been raised to benefit those in need. 

To get your ticket to the festival, simply volunteer your time to cover the cost of your ticket or make a donation of 20 non-perishable food items to the festival to benefit the Hunger Coalition. If you do not want to do either of these options, the ticket price is $20 which includes admission for each day at the festival as well as parking and camping. 

This event is stuffed to the brim with live musical entertainment. The lineup for this festival includes:

  • Boone Band of Gypsies
  • Nomadic
  • Wave Lynx
  • Donnie Dies
  • Supatight
  • Yaddatu
  • Spice Creek Ramblers
  • Overstrung
  • Dr. Bacon
  • Drawlstrings
  • CiCi and the Coronas
  • The Honey Chasers
  • Mont Saint
  • Inverted Sea
  • Brian Swanson
  • Samantha O’Brien
  • Mary Margaret Johnson
  • and so many more!

The festival also includes plenty of workshops for guests to enjoy. At this event, there really is something for everyone. Workshops at this event include juggling, community imgresnetworking, hula hooping, yoga, acro-yoga, herbal medicine remedies and many more! Along with the music and the many different workshops, there are various performances scheduled like the High Country Poetry Society, Belly Dance, Fire Fliers Acro Yoga, AfroLachian African Drums and Dance and much more. 

Vitality and Feastie Boys food trucks will be serving their delicious selections throughout the event. 

This year, there will be no dogs allowed at the event. There will also be no glass bottles allowed at the venue, and the event is BYOB. Also, feel free to bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner on Friday evening. 

Organizers encourage guests to bring their sleeping bags and blankets for the free camping, warm clothing to endure those crisp autumn evenings and enough water to last your stay. There will be water facilities available, but please follow the pack in-pack out policy. 

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