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11th Annual Festival! September 14th–16th

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Special Concert with Alice Gerrard & Friends

Saturday, September 17th at 7pm Simply put, Alice Gerrard is a talent of legendary status. In a career spanning some 50 years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned

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Piedmont String Band Music: the African-American Connection

August 31, 2016 @ 6pm, Pittsboro Community Library On August 31, 2016 at 6:00pm, Shakori Hills proudly partners with the Chatham County Community Library in presenting a lecture, “Piedmont String Band Music: the African American Connection,” by Bob Carlin, author, musician and traditional

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The Cook-Off

5:30 pm Saturday, September 17th! Does your family have a time-honored recipe for hoppin’ john? Do you like to get creative in the kitchen? Then the Hoppin’ John Cook-off just might be the perfect opportunity for you to show off

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Hootenanny Hayride

                Jump on the tractor wagon and come along with Tim Wells on a magical musical hayride around Shakori Hills. By popular demand, we’ve got two hayrides this year: Saturday 12 noon &

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2016 Contestant Pre-Registration

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Sacred Harp Singers

Saturday morning on Carson’s Grove Stage Come join in singing old, haunting a capella hymns in four-part harmony from the Sacred Harp.  Singing from “shape note” books such as the Sacred Harp is a living tradition dating back to the earliest days of

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Contest Rules & Regulations

You may register up until the beginning of the contest you are entering – possibly later if time allows. Registration will take place at the tent in the stage field beginning at 2 pm on Friday and 10 am on

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Children’s Activities

Saturday is the day for kids and families! Check out some of the cool stuff happening: Hootenanny Hayride – Saturday 2pm Jump on the tractor wagon and come along with Tim Wells on a magical musical hayride around Shakori Hills.

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Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Come on out October 10th – 13th to the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance: four days, four stages and over 40 bands! GrassRoots also features craft and food vendors, workshops, kids and teen areas with musicians and

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11th Annual Festival! September 14 - 16, 2017 at Shakori Hills in Silk Hope, NC