Local fest to take place at Guilford Fairgrounds, Sept. 27.

GUILFORD - The first ever A.C.O.R.N Nature and Music Festival (A Community of Resilient Neighbors) is now selling tickets to this family-friendly, local event taking place at the Guilford Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 27. During the day, attendees can participate in myriad workshops focused on nature, wilderness skills, and resiliency. In the evening, they can listen and dance to amazing music.

Tickets are on sale now at www.acornfest.org. Regular, student, elder, and youth tickets are available. Children ages 5 and under are free. Tickets grant admission from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and include parking, kids activities, as well as access to workshops and music.

Headlining the festival will be the gypsy jazz, theatrically dazzling, Caravan of Thieves. (www.caravanofthieves.com) Also playing will be local favorites: world music Gaia Roots, funk-meets-fiddle Gaslight Tinkers, and roots reggae Heirloom Seeds.

Workshops cover a wide range of topics: Tracking, fire by friction, knife making, Thanksgiving ceremony, hide tanning, spoon making, tiny ash baskets, singing, herbal medicine, and inner tracking are just some of what is available. Workshops are being led by a variety of local and regional teachers, including some from Wolf Tree Programs, Vermont Wilderness School, Mountainsong Expeditions, Earth Angel Herbals, Kroka Expeditions, Flying Cloud Camp, Bee Fields Farm, Roots School, and Maine Primitive Skills School.


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A full list of workshops and instructors is available at www.acornfest.org. Chris Martenson, who teaches internationally on energy, economy, and the environment, will be the keynote speaker

Food and craft vendors will be on site selling locally made food and goods. Interested vendors can contact vendors@acornfest.org. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact volunteer@acornfest.org.

ACORN Nature and Music Festival is a project of the non-profit Vermont Wilderness School.

For more information about the festival please contact info@acornfest.org