Boone in Blossom returns May 19-20
Boone in Blossom – it’s more than a seasonal observation.
According to organizers, it’s a festival unlike any other, and it’s set to return May 19 and 20 at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone.
“I would say that it’s a festival of music, but there’s a lot going on,” organizer and co-founder Jeremiah Brown said.
It’s a conscious festival, he said, packed with community and educational aspects, such as workshops on natural healing, yoga, meditation, dance, mandalas, conscious consumerism, outdoor living and even hide-tanning.
It’s diverse, but more than that, it’s an example.
“It’s turned out to be this festival that shows everyone how great things can be when we work together,” Brown said. “It’s something where people are able to make connections with other likeminded people in the community, and people can see what’s out there in the holistic health avenues. It’s trying to put everyone in touch with the community and back in touch with nature.”
Brown organized the first Boone in Blossom festival last spring, which was met with such positive feedback that he helped organize a sister festival in autumn, Harvest Boone. The concept started through his teacher training at Boone’s Neighborhood Yoga, where students are required to orchestrate a project through Karma Krew, a grassroots community service clearinghouse. Brown decided to host a conscious festival.
The festival highlights local vendors and businesses, Brown said, companies involved with donating to the cause and providing services. The overarching cause in this cause is supporting the Hunger and Health Coalition, with admission proceeds serving to benefit. Festivalgoers can either pay $10 or $10 worth of nonperishable canned goods.
“It’s really great to see the community come together for this,” Brown said. “It’s grown in that the people are involved and now know about it. We’re not making it longer, but more people are definitely involved and anticipating and waiting for it, so we think it’ll be a good time.”
Make that an inclusive good time. Kids are admitted free, and dogs are welcome, provided they’re kept on a leash. Camping is available and encouraged, and coolers are also permitted (although glass bottles are not).
Boone in Blossom takes place from noon Saturday, May 19, to noon Sunday, May 20. The High Country Fairgrounds are located on Roby Greene Road, just off Old U.S. 421 in Boone. For more information, email Brown at (email@example.com)
Noon – Crystal Bowl Christening
12:15 p.m. – Yoga with music
1 p.m. – Heather Canipe
1:45 p.m. – Brian Swanson
2:30 p.m. – The Honey Chasers
3:15 p.m. – Williams and Company
4:15 p.m. – Interactive Crystal Singing Bowl Mandala
5 p.m. – Wave Lynx
6 p.m. – Lady and the Krunk
7 p.m. – Boom One Sound System
7:45 p.m. – The Inverted Sea
9:15 p.m. – Spawn of Creation
10 p.m. – Nomadic
11 p.m. – Closing Om
9 a.m. – Inee May Alta Ader
10 a.m. – Isani Howell
11 a.m. – Upright & Breathin’
Noon – Closing Om with Crystal Bowl Ringing
Workshops & Activities
3 p.m. – Conscious Consumerism with Debiie
4:45 p.m. – Akal Dev Sharonne Dances of Universal Peace
5:30 p.m. – Poi Spinning with Inspiral Fire Troupe
6 p.m. – Hula Hoop Workshop with Anna Johnson and Inspiral Fire Troupe
6:45 p.m. – Acro-Yoga
TBA – One Love with Robert Roskind
TBA – Outdoor Living Skills with Kevin Tincher
9 a.m. – Hide-Tanning with Tori Cox
9 a.m. – Yoga
Times are subject to change.