Death Faire 2019
November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm$5 – $30
Join us for a rich day of celebration and remembrance! This event is an actual fair….an attempt at changing our culture around death, dying, and ultimately living well.
There’s a little something for everyone! Workshops. Vendors. DED Talks. Kid’s Activities. Interactive Altar. Meditation. Fire Spinning. Live music. Delicious Food. Cash Bar. Candles everywhere. Music. Dance and celebrate. Art Show. This does not have to be a deep dive into the darkest corners of your soul. But if you want to go there, we welcome you! Come curious. Leave with peace of mind.
Tix Available Now
$15 in advance, $30 at the door
Kids 12 and Under $5
Join the event! Email us to join as a volunteer, vendor or sponsor!
Hailing from North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows and polished recordings. Their studio albums reflect the uncompromising energy that Urban Soil consistently delivers live, and are a stimulating representation of the band’s skillful-yet–visceral sound. Urban Soil has the unique ability of capturing the energy of their live shows and translating it to their studio recordings, resulting in an electrifying experience with every listen.
Influenced by early roots elements, Urban Soil uniquely fuses those sounds with a fresh take, delivering a blend of raw, nostalgic sounds with a modern and glistening slant.
Sarah Reinke fronts the band on vocals, guitar and percussion including an occasional electrified washboard. Guitarist and vocalist, Eric Chesson, delivers forceful and driving components with every lick, and offers steadfast vocals. Greg Meckley’s skillful violin, vocals and percussion playing blends tight layers and bright sounds that solidify the band smoothly against driving guitars. Holding down the rhythm section, Jonathan Wilson and Leo Kishore provide a concrete foundation on drums and bass respectively.
INTERACTIVE ANCESTOR ALTAR
Every sanctuary has one. Every home is filled with them. Children build them in the woods. They appear all around us. End cap displays in the aisles of the grocery store. Photo collages in our social media feeds. Grandma’s vanity, where every keepsake has a specific place and memory attached. Your own bedroom – each family photo lined up to perfection. Every culture has them. Every person makes them, whether they are cognizant of it or not. Little altars are everywhere… informing our daily rituals of living.
The Death Faire Altar is both an interactive exhibit and a tribute to those we have lost. Feel free to adorn it with anything you wish. Ashes. Flowers. Poems. Wishes. Photos of your loved ones. Tokens of remembrance. Your great grandmother’s favorite pie… Anything goes. Commune with your ancestors. Connect with your cultural traditions.
‘BEFORE I DIE…’ WALL
Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to contemplate death and reflect on their lives. Originally created by the artist Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, today there are over 2,000 walls around the world.
COFFIN PHOTO BOOTH
What’s a Death Faire without a bit of the macabre? Lay back in a beautiful plain pine box by Aldergrove Caskets, grab your bouquet, and play dead….
There is beauty in simplicity. The Phone of the Wind is simply a rotary phone… where you may pick up the receiver and recall your loved ones lost. What would you say to them? What memories would you share? Inspired by a phone booth in the town of Otsuchi, Japan – used as a place of remembrance for those lost in the wake of a devastating tsunami. To read more about the story of the The Phone of the Wind, visit here!