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2017 GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance Pittsboro, NC

Gate Hours

Thursday: 10 a.m. – Midnight
Friday: 9 a.m. – Midnight
Saturday: 9 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Due to dry conditions a Fire Ban is in effect at Shakori Hills. To ensure everyone’s safety, there will be NO fires permitted during the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival. Please come prepared to stay warm without a fire at your campsite.

Youth Policy

Children 12 and under not allowed without a parent present. Youth one-day and four-day passes will not be sold to youth without a parent (or guardian 18 or older) present. Although this is a family friendly festival, and kids of all ages are welcome, we cannot be responsible for youngsters here without adult supervision.

Parents/Guardians of Teens

Your teens are at a potentially vulnerable age. We encourage you to talk to them about how to make wise decisions surrounding their health & safety while attending events with thousands of people. We especially encourage you to attend with your teens. Many parents have also found that volunteering with their teen can be an excellent way to experience the event together.


There is plenty of parking at the festival site, right off of Henderson Tanyard Road. Carpoolers park for FREE with four or more occupants! Otherwise, parking is $10 for the whole weekend per vehicle, or $5 per day per vehicle.

Coming & Going

For safety, comfort and the environment please no driving around the festival grounds. If you are using a vehicle camping pass and need to leave the festival grounds we request that you do so between 8 a.m. and noon.

Upper exit will be closed between the hours of 12am and 8am. During these hours PLEASE use the main entrance you came in to exit.

Trash, Recycling & Compost

Please help us reduce our waste by following this simple request — if you bring it with you, take it home! If you need some trash bags, just ask! Please sort glass, aluminum, plastic, cardboard & trash.

Food vendors are using all compostable utensils and paper products this Spring- at the food vendor area there will be compost containers- please sort any trash (plastic, aluminum foil etc.) from your left over food, paper plates, cups and napkins and the utensils from food vendors and COMPOST THEM! We are also encouraging people to bring re-fillable water containers as there will be spigots around the site with deep well drinking water.


Sorry, NO PETS! Service pets will be permitted if they are for the service of the human they are with. Please check service animals in at the Ticket Booth upon arrival.

Try our friends at Companion Camp pet boarding.
3408 Castle Rock Farm Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-545-CAMP (919-545-2267)


We are sorry, but we are not able to provide refunds. All ticket sales are final. We can no longer transfer tickets to a later festival. 

Alcohol Agreement

Shakori Hills is a family festival and it is very important to us that everyone feels comfortable, respected and safe during their stay here. We have a NO PUBLIC DISPLAY OF ALCOHOL POLICY – meaning you must keep your alcoholic beverage in a cup – BOTTLES AND CANS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE STAGE AND FESTIVAL AREAS. We will ask you to conceal your alcoholic beverage if displayed. Public intoxication and drug abuse are not acceptable and we reserve the right to (and will) intervene if we believe anyone is acting inappropriate and/or disrespectful. Underage drinking is illegal.

We kindly request that Shakori Hills be treated with respect in all ways. Thanks!

A Few Tips from Us to Stay Healthy & Safe

*Upon arrival note the location of First Aid and Security, they can be found on the map and maps can be found at the front and back gate or in your program.

*Stay hydrated! There are water spigots throughout the site.

*Use the buddy system, stay together and keep an eye out for one another.

*If you witness something that feels unsafe please report it to security.

*Use & trust your best instincts.

*Please spread the word about the 911 Good Samaritan Law in NC. The “911 Good Samaritan” law provides protections from charge and prosecution for drug and alcohol possession and underage drinking for the victim and those who seek help during an overdose. So if someone needs medical assistance, do not hesitate to seek help immediately. YOU ARE PROTECTED BY LAW.


There are inherent risks associated with being at SHAKORI HILLS GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL or a SHAKORI HILLS event. By participating in Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival in any way (ticket purchaser, volunteer, staff, performer, vendor, etc) YOU are fully responsible for your physical and mental self, your belongings, your vehicle, your actions, injuries, accidents, illness, property damage, or other occurrence arising in any manner whatsoever out of your participation in activities sponsored by SHAKORI HILLS GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL. In addition, all persons attending this event, by their presence, may be photographed, videotaped, or broadcasted and, waive any claim related to the use of their image for promotional purposes for SHAKORI HILLS. Be respectful, kind & responsible.