AmeriCorps This Week #17

Alex’s Adventure

Grass RootsThis week, I decided to focus on one adventure, and I hope that some of you will be able to attend. Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival happens twice a year, and the spring festival will be held April 16-19. More than 60 bands will be performing. In addition to the great music, you’ll find craft vendors, dance workshops, a sustainability fair, and more. The price is not bad for 4 days of music and camping, but it’s a little high on an AmeriCorps stipend. Luckily, you can volunteer in exchange for admission. Each three hour volunteer shift=1 free day of admission. Mentioning that you’re doing a year of service for AmeriCorps would probably increase your chances of being selected as a volunteer, as financial need is taken into consideration. I’ve been to the festival twice, and I loved it! If you’re looking to get out of the city for a little camping, food, music, and good company, Shakori Hills is the place to be.

Location: 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312

It takes about 45 minutes to get there from Raleigh. The festival’s website lists ride share resources.

Click here to visit the festival website!

-Alex

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