Immerse yourself in the arts from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Festifall, Chapel Hill’s premier arts event of the year.
Spend the day and allow your senses to be stirred by the music, dance and performance art events along West Franklin Street. Stroll through the Handmade Artist Market and find your muse or your next perfect gift. This year's event will feature more than 80 artisans from all over the South representing the finest in painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media artworks. And you might just find yourself dancing to an incredible lineup of musical performances at three stages along West Franklin Street.
Bring the whole family and discover the many interactive activities for the young and young-at-heart. At the Lego building area you will see famous Chapel Hill landmarks being constructed with Lego blocks, and you will have the opportunity to build your own architectural wonder or whatever creative idea comes to mind. Try your hand at spin art, make glitter spider webs with Kidzu, or let the Poetry Fox compose a poem just for you. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play an instrument? At the Instrument Zoo, members of the N.C. Symphony will be glad to show you how to play a wide variety of musical instruments.
The Interactive Zone hosts activities and performances designed especially for young and young-at-heart festival-goers. Come see the goat parade! Local artists have painted life-sized goats which will be displayed at Festifall in the Goat Pen. These fanciful goats will be auctioned on November 14 to raise funds for Chapel Hill’s Robert and Pearl Seymour Center and Pittsboro’s Chatham County Council on Aging.
Admission free, but organizers say, leave the dogs at home.