Kids & Families

Kids 15 & Under Receive Free Admission

Hootenanny Hayrides, Saturday 12pm – 3pm

Jump on the tractor wagon and come along with Tim Wells and other musicians on a magical musical hayride around Shakori Hills. Musicians play their instruments and you can sing along! Meet behind the Ticket Booth.

Songs & Stories with Tim Wells, Saturday 10am

Saturday morning at 10am in the Dance Tent! Children ages 3 – 5 will love learning new songs,29804650650_6252cd0b71_m fingerplays, and stories they can re-visit at home. Parents are welcome to join the circle and participate along with their children!

Tim Wells has been an early childhood educator for the past decade and has provided children’s music programming with Hoppin’ John and the Grassroots Festival for several years. Located in the Dance Tent.

Family Dance & Cake Walk, Saturday 6pm

Everyone gets the chance to square dance, even if your bedtime is before 8pm! Join in this family dance for all ages. Our family band rendition of the Hoppin’ Johnnies plays the tunes with Anna Lena Phillips-Bell to teach simple steps that everyone can follow, providing instruction for each dance beforehand and calling easy-to-follow squares. The family dance is followed by the ever-popular cake walk! Located in the Dance Tent.

Children’s Fiddle & Guitar, Friday 6pm

A student at Broughton High School in Raleigh, Eliza has a style that has been influenced by the traditional ballads of Madison County and the round-peak music of Surry County. She is a proficient and experienced teacher of  fiddle, banjo, guitar, autoharp, ukulele and voice to younger children. The workshop format will be determined by the students’ needs, with Eliza showing techniques, offering chord charts and personal assistance. It will focus on Fiddle and Guitar, but feel free to bring other instruments as well. Located at the Old Coffee Barn.

Kids’ Clogging with Kendall Harkey, Saturday 11am

Kendall Harkey has been clogging with the Apple Chill Cloggers for 10 years. She began dancing as a kid when her mom taught her how to clog in her kitchen at home, and since then has enjoyed teaching kids who love to dance. This workshop is recommended for ages 5 and up, and will teach circle dances and simple clogging steps. Located in the Dance Tent. Located in the Dance Tent.

Kids’ Activities Tent

29828105770_6183877933_mCrafts and musical activities to entertain the young ones — cool instrument crafts, face painting and lots more! The tent will be open on Saturday from 10am – 5pm…it’s close to the main stage, so parents can watch & participate in the contests, or shop at our vendors’ booths while keeping the kids entertained, too! Saturday Only 10am – 4pm; in the Stage Field.

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13th Annual Festival! September 12th - 14th, 2019 at Shakori Hills in Silk Hope, NC