Pittsboro, NC – What’s summer without a good festival? The Festival For The Eno is close to home and a Triangle summertime favorite. It has everything – food, crafts, music, exhibits, and the beauty and adventure of the river itself.
Conservation Of The Eno River Area
Now in its 33rd year, the Festival attracts over 20,000 people to the banks of Eno River for a 3-day festival full of live music, craft artists and delicious food. All proceeds from the Festival for the Eno go to the Eno River Association and the protection of Eno River conservation lands.
The Eno River Association is a 501c3 non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to conserve and protect the natural, cultural and historic resources of the Eno River basin. Since 1966, the Association has worked actively to protect the lands and waters along the Eno River and its tributaries. Their efforts have resulted in more than 5,700 acres of protected lands.
About This Years Festival
When: Come to the West Point on the Eno Park in Durham on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 7-9, 2012. All the fun happens each day from 10 am to 6 pm.
Getting There: West Point on the Eno Park is located at 5101 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC. From my house in Pittsboro, it’s about a 25 minute ride up 15-501. The best way to avoid parking issues is to park at the Durham County Stadium and take the shuttle to the festival.
Tickets: Tickets at the gate are $15. Kids 12 and under are admitted free.
Crafters & Artists: There will be over 90 of the region’s finest crafts and artists with exhibits along the tree shaded banks of the Eno River. Find potters, metalsmiths, fabric artists, woodworkers, glass artists, jewelry makers and visual artists.
Activities: “Hands on Clay” activity allows kids to turn their own pottery, and other activities ranging from quilt making and flint knapping demonstrations to rock-climbing, dance workshops, and canoe & kayak rental. Also check out the Green Home and Garden Expo.
Music: While you browse you can listen to performances by more than 100 talented performers in blues, bluegrass, gospel, old time, world, rock, celtic and eclectica. A great band for families, The Sandbox Band, will perform at 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the River Stage. Check HERE for the list of bands for each day.
Photos from The Festival For The Eno.