Harvest Boone cultivates awareness

By Jesse Campbell (jesse.campbell@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Sep. 26, 2013 | Modified: Sep. 30, 2013
Harvest Boone cultivates awareness

Along with camping, Harvest Boone festival-goers are invited to sample yoga, music, healthy-living workshops and more.

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Music Lineup

Main Stage Friday

• 3:30 p.m. - Opening Pipe Ceremony
• 4 p.m. - Samantha O’Brien
• 4:45 p.m. - Brian Swanson
• 5:30 p.m. - The Drawlstrings
• 6:20 p.m. - High Country Poetry Society
• 6:30 p.m. - Overstrung
• 7:20 p.m. - High Country Poetry Society
• 7:30 p.m. - Mont Saint
• 8:30 p.m. - Wave Lynx
• 9:30 p.m. - Donnie Dies
• 11 p.m. - Campfire jam and drum circle


Main Stage Saturday

• 10 a.m. - Brian Swanson
• Noon - Spice Creek Ramblers
• 1 p.m. - Poetry Workshop hosted by High Country Poetry Society
• 2 p.m. - Supatight
• 3 p.m. - Dancing with the Vayus (energetic movement workshop/live music)
• 3:45 p.m. - Belly Dance performance
• 4 p.m. - Yaddatu
• 5 p.m. - Interactive Singing Bowl Mandala/ Medicine Wheel Ceremonies
• 5:45 p.m. - Modern Dance
• 6 p.m. - CiCi & The Coronas
• 6:45 p.m. - High Country Poetry Society
• 7 p.m. - The Honeychasers
• 7:50 p.m. -  C-star
• 8:30 p.m. -  Dr. Bacon
• 9 p.m. -  Inverted Sizzle (Inverted Sea & Dr. Bacon)
• 10 p.m. -  Nomadic
• 11 p.m. -  Campfire Effigy


Main Stage Sunday

• 11 a.m. - Red Leg Husky
• Noon - Penny Heads Up
• 1 p.m. -  Boone Band of Gypsies
• 2 p.m. -  TBA
• Closing Ceremony

Harvest Boone, an annual food-raiser for the Hunger and Health Coalition, continues to reap the fruits of awareness and health promotion in the High Country.

The weekend-long educational celebration, which is held at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone, is entering its third edition, with this year’s bash beginning Friday, Sept. 27, and lasting until 2 p.m. the following Sunday.

Along with camping, festival-goers are invited to sample yoga and music, as well as an eclectic array of healthy living-themed booths, organizer Jeremiah Brown said.

“These events provide an environment to build community in a rich and heartfelt way,” Brown said. “The local musician, songwriter, singer, poet, yoga teacher, artist, chef, dancer, acrobat, leader and stargazer in all of us is brought out in one way or another. This showcase of talent is a testament to the unique land we call Boone.”

In addition, workshops pertaining to the use of local and medicinal herbs will also complement a workshop on blacksmithing, Brown said.

“A lot of the booths deal with health and awareness,” he added.

Guests can also expect demonstrations on juggling, community networking, glass-blowing and hula-hooping. Workshops include African dance, capoeira, authentic movement, hula hoop, yoga, orgonite awareness and construction, permaculture activism, food fermentation, liquid fermentation and more.

As with past events, there will also be live performances for belly dancing, yoga and readings by the High Country Poetry Society.

Brown said Harvest Boone is a fall follow-up to a similar event, Boone in Blossom.

Since its beginning, Harvest Boone has raised more than four tons of food, with last year’s event raising two tons alone for the Hunger and Health Coalition, he said.

The cost of admission is $20 or 20 cans of food and includes weekend access, parking and camping.

“There have been approximately 200-plus hours of community service generated for various causes across the Boone community with our community service for ticket option,” Brown said. “This year, we plan to have more community service options for your ticket admission, as well as the 20 non-perishable food item option.”

The High Country Fairgrounds are located at 748 Roby Greene Road in Boone. For more information, including a complete schedule of workshops and performances, visit http://www.gatiproductions.com/harvest-boone.html.

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