This year’s Festival for the Eno happens Saturday & Tuesday at West Point on the Eno in Durham. Put on as a benefit for the Eno River Association, the music & crafts event runs from 10 am to 6 pm each day. Music will be played continuously by over 60 bands on 4 stages. Juried crafts exhibits are open to residents of the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee, and all items must be the handiwork of the participant, who must be present. Festival proceeds are used “to protect the natural resources of the Eno River and its Watershed for future generations.”
Food & drink are available on site. The Festival beer garden is open from 11am to 5pm, with a variety of cold craft brews from Sweetwater Brewery and Bold Rock Cider on tap. Over 20 North Carolina food trucks and vendors will be on site, serving everything from corn dogs, fries and burgers to curries, kava, fresh smoothies and home-made ice cream. Festival goers are encouraged to use free parking at Durham County Stadium and ride a free, air-conditioned shuttle bus to the gate. For cyclists, the Durham County Stadium Lot is at the end of the beautiful greenway that goes from Northgate Park, past the Brontosauras, and right to Stadium Drive. Bike racks provided by DBPAC are conveniently located next to the ticket booth at the “Home” (North) lot, or, if you choose to pedal to the Festival site itself, you can lock up your bike along the split rail fence just above the Big Top Tent.
For a complete music schedule, click here.