The Second Annual Little Owl Music & Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with live music on two stages all afternoon, birds of prey on display, a petting zoo, dancers and a children's activities/play area.
Save Our American Raptors will be showing their rescued owls and other raptors from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be about 50 vendors and exhibitors, Native American storytelling, a long-rifle demonstration, a student art contest, face painting, costumed volunteers, a tour of the historic Spring Frog Cabin, and foods from local businesses.
The event is at historic Audubon Acres in East Brainerd. Some of the featured performers are Roger Alan Wade, Dalton Roberts, Jerre Haskew, Troy Underwood, Peggy Douglas, Joseph Ridolfo, Robin Burk, Lana Sutton, Ginnie Sams, Ray Zimmerman, Jessica Kitchens, Alan Simmons, and the master of ceremonies will be Michael Gray.
For the kids will be a designated, fenced area full of games and activities, such as face painting, mask making, and owl art.
Audubon is one of the oldest settlements in North America. It is on the Trail of Tears, and became one of the first properties put in trust. They are looking to expand their role in the future to more citizens, and enlist help in educating all generations about preserving native wildlife. That was founder, Robert Sparks Walker's vision for Audubon Acres -- to preserve the property for all of posterity to enjoy, learn from, and protect.
For directions visit http://www.chattanoogaaudubon.org/audubon-acres.html, or call 892-1499.
The cost for the event is $7 a person and $15 per carload. Children 5 and under are free.
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