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Carolina Jubilee music festival supports local farmers

Posted July 19

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— The Carolina Jubilee, a family-friendly, two-day music festival, is coming September 30-October 1.

The event, held in an open field at VanHoy Farms in Harmony, features local and national music acts, activities for kids, farm-to-table food from Heirloom Restaurant and beverages from North Carolina breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

This festival is a funding vehicle for Carolina Farm Trust, an organization that protects farmlands and fosters an ecosystem of sustainable farming.

With an intent to promote local food and support for local farmers, Carolina Jubilee showcases the work of hardworking food growers through activities and workshops that explore sustainability, clean and renewable energy and nutrition and health.

You can visit the festival for a day or camp on-site all weekend.

Proceeds from Carolina Jubilee ticket sales are given directly to N.C. farmers to help supply them with the tools they need to optimize their operations.

This year, for example, ticket sales will support a brand new farm located right outside of Durham. The farm raises rabbits and sells them to area restaurants and farmers' markets, but they are in need of new materials to house the rabbits properly.

The festival will also provide a local dairy, Mary L Farm, with a pasteurization system.

Tickets available online

Tickets to the festival can be purchased at thecarolinajubilee.org.

One day admission is $35/person, two-day admission is $55/person and two-day admission with camping is $65/person. Children under 12 are free.

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