This past Thursday, July 4th and Saturday, July 6th, marks the 40th Anniversary milestone of the Eno! The Festival for the Eno, presented by the Eno River Association, raises awareness and funds to protect and restore exceptional places that provide our region with clean water and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas, and open space.
Since 1980, the Festival for the Eno to draws thousands of folks to the shaded banks on the Eno River to sing dance and make merry with great food and crafts all while learning about natural resource conservation and raising funds for land protection in the Eno River basin. Attendees can "throw" a pot on a clay wheel, watch a water-powered grist mill grinding corn, or participate in urban farming, kayaking, weaving, and clean energy demonstrations, or participate in an old-time or ukulele "jam" at the High Strung workshop stage.
The Festival for the Eno is deeply committed to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. The Festival is held each year as a benefit for the Eno River Association, in order to protect the natural resources of the Eno River and its watershed for future generations. We are committed to providing as many educational opportunities as possible to the community about how it can join us in protecting and preserving the Eno and the environment. That is when they are not listening or dancing to the 60+ hours of music on 5 stages, browsing the booths of 80 plus crafts artists, drinking cold beers and other drinks, or diving into the delicious offerings of more than 20 food trucks and vendors!
You can visit the Eno River anytime in Hillsborough.
Photography credits: Joe Scarborough