Those were the dreams and (nightmares) of the Arts Council of Moore County and the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as the many venues planning their events for the first-ever Palustris Festival.
Asheboro, NC (Vocus) June 16, 2010
Keep your fingers crossed! Will there be 50, 500, or 5,000 attendees? Those were the dreams and (nightmares) of the Arts Council of Moore County and the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as the many venues planning their events for the first-ever Palustris Festival. The four-day Palustris Festival held at the end of March in the sandhills area of North Carolina was a dream come true. As the numbers and comments followed the festival, more than 8,000 attended the 100+ events. Visitors came from Virginia, South Carolina, and other parts of North Carolina. Many events were sold out or standing room only.
The presenting organizations, venues, performers, sponsors, and volunteers were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for each event. The Palustris Festival is designed to showcase the visual, literary, and performing arts in Moore County, NC. Concerts were held, pottery demonstrations, children’s performances, photography was exhibited, nature hikes, southern culture and food were highlighted, and events for the whole family continued throughout the weekend.
The plans for the 2011 festival are well underway. March 24 – 27, 2011. Partners and performers are already being scheduled.
The Palustris Festival, named after the indigenous longleaf pine tree, is a celebration for all ages to enjoy the arts, nature and history of the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area of North Carolina. Make plans to visit during the 2011 festival.