Hillberry 2: The Harvest Moon Festival Scheduled for October 16 - 18, 2015, Restores Hope for Music Fans

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"The Farm” concert venue in Eureka Springs, AR is set to host a music festival featuring 20 national and regional musical talents.

Deadhead Productions has announced its complete lineup for the Hillberry 2: Harvest Moon Festival, set to take place October 16-18, 2015 at its freshly opened venue, The Farm, in Eureka Springs, AR. Having opened in May of 2015, this will be the 3rd event Deadhead Productions (DHP) will have hosted at The Farm this year. The Harvest Moon Festival will be a national destination as it features notorious acts from across the country including Leftover Salmon, Lettuce, ALO, Wookiefoot, The Motet, Larry Keel’s Allstar Tribute to Jerry Garcia, Andy Frasco & The U.N., and more.

Picking up the pieces from the recent cancellation of another regional festival that was set to take place during the same weekend, DHP has saved the day for music lovers and artists alike that had already made travel arrangements to come to Arkansas and adjusted their work and tour schedules accordingly. DHP has been forced to draw on everything they have learned within their 6 years of putting together over 10 festival events in order to work within such a limited timeframe. Attendees can expect a first class production nonetheless, as this has always been an emphasis for the organization’s work.

The camping, music, and arts festival event is set to kickoff at 4:00PM on Friday, October 16. Performances will follow throughout the weekend with main stage acts finishing around 1:30AM Friday and Saturday nights with campfire and campsite jams to round out the night. Music on the main stage will conclude on Sunday night at 11:30PM. In addition to the music, the event offers a host of activities and workshops for children and adults alike, including tie-dye, yoga, hula hooping, open forum discussions with some of the events performers, and more. Tickets to the event may be purchased through the event website, http://www.hillberryfestival.com.

The Farm itself is a sight to behold. Boasting beautiful 360° panoramic views in the hills of the Ozarks, it makes the perfect setting for a fall festival that is bound to be colorful and whimsical all at once. The 160 acre property features plenty of camping in a diverse terrain, including an RV camping area (no hook-ups, electrical or otherwise), main stage camping area, a hillside camping area with spectacular views of the entire venue, a family camping area, and a wooded camping area that is drop off only (no car camping) and is perfect for the hammock camper. There will also be a Festi-Cab service to haul those in attendance to-and-fro if they are feeling weary from dancing all day and night.

A general store is onsite and offers an array of necessities including food, non-alcoholic beverages, ice, and camping supplies. Food vendors are aplenty in the case one does not want to pack meals for the duration of the event. Attendees can also find an assortment of unique arts and crafts to take back as mementos from other vendors who populate what is endearingly referred to as “Shakedown Street.”

Finally, no visit to The Farm is complete without a brief hike to the top of the venue to the shrine in memory of the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. A local artist, ‘Ralph Shrine,’ and his team built the shrine to commemorate one of the most inspiring musical artists of the 20th century who left an impact on hundreds of thousands of loyal fans that still resounds today. Fans are encouraged to leave something at the shrine as it continually changes over time, as do all things in this wondrous spectrum of life.

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Jon Walker