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The crisp smell of rustic fall air,
the delicate descent of orangey-
tinged oak leaves, the soothing
sound of a local bluegrass ensemble
in the distance. It is the 22nd
season of Shakori Hills GrassRoots
festival. : .
On Oct. 9, families, hippie folk of
all ages gathered on Shakori's 75-
acre farmstead property outside of
Attendees typically return
twice a year for the fall and spring
festivals to take a break from the
fast pace of life while en|oying
exceptional music and some much-
needed fresh air.
While most people go for the
music, the festival offers many
other perks; it is a collective of
thoughtful and like-minded
"Jordan Puryear and a friend
found some land in N.C. that they
fell in love with," said festival co
coordinator Sara Waters. "That
next April, the festival began.
We're now on our 11th annual fall
Its parent festival, the Fingerlakes
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