Article Published: Sep. 15, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 29, 2011
The sister festival to Boone in Blossom will share its fruits Sept. 23 to 25 at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone.
It’s Harvest Boone, and organizers are promising “a festival devoted to nourishing the community in body, mind and spirit, with opportunities to share with and receive from the abundance of Boone.”
Featuring live music and an abundance of activities, including workshops, demonstrations, a potluck and more, the festival is what organizer Jeremiah Brown called a celebration of community.
May’s Boone in Blossom sprung from a project Brown undertook during his yoga instructor training at Boone’s Neighborhood Yoga. Part of the program tasked him with organizing a karma yoga event. “It’s like a service work kind of yoga,” Brown said.
Brown and his colleagues decided to throw a music festival and donate all proceeds to the Hunger and Health Coalition. “And it started getting bigger when people were contacted,” he said.
Boone in Blossom proved to be so popular – even before the festival itself – that they’d already started planning a follow-up for September: Harvest Boone.
As a celebration of everything community, the festival features local musicians, local vendors, local businesses and more. Festivalgoers can take part in the Harvest Table Potluck, learn yoga, participate in a workshop or experience acupuncture.
“It’s to see what Boone has to offer,” Brown said, “and really show … what’s out there, because a lot of people might not know what’s here in Boone and how on the cutting edge path we are.”
Like Boone in Blossom, Harvest Boone benefits the Hunger and Health Coalition in Boone. Tickets cost $25 or 20 non-perishable food items and $5. Pre-ticket sales and food drops will be available at Green Mother Goods, located at 116 W. King St. in downtown Boone.
The High Country Fairgrounds are located at 748 Roby Greene Road, just off Old U.S. 421.
For more information on Harvest Boone, find “Harvest Boone” on Facebook.