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you (yes, YOU!) can sponsor ocrafolk festival!

The 16th annual Ocrafolk Festival is happening on Ocracoke Island, this June 5th through 7th! The family friendly weekend is presented by the non-profit Ocracoke Alive, and showcases music, storytelling, artisans, and characters from the NC coastal region and beyond, in addition to being rated one of the top fifteen island festivals in the WORLD by Coastal Living Magazine.

gypsy band on stage

Caravan of Thieves performs on the Live Oak stage in 2013. Photo by Hidden Outer Banks

The 2015 Ocrafolk Festival is currently seeking individual and business sponsorships. “Sponsors play a critical role in creating the weekend, funding about half of the event,” says director David Tweedie. “We love their passionate support, and we work to come up with fun rewards and ways to make them part of our family. Best of all, donors help ensure that this great event can happen for another year!” The festival is financed with donations, grants, admission buttons, merchandise sales and fundraisers.

New performers at Ocrafolk this year include the Blue Eyed Bettys, Kaira Ba, Los Tarascos de Michoacan, Victor & Penny, and the Yes Team. Returning to the stage are festival hosts Molasses Creek, storyteller Donald Davis, Martin Garrish, Mipso, The Outliers, Donald Thompson Band, The Alberti Flea Circus, Paperhand Puppets, Craicdown, Jacob Johnson, The Green Grass Cloggers, Bob Zentz & Jeanne McDougal, John Golden, Louis Allen, Philip Howard, Capt. Rob Temple, Chainsaw Artist Clyde Jones, Jef the Mime, Ocrachicks, and more.

the band, the yes team

The Yes Team makes their first appearance at Ocrafolk Festival with a fresh new vibe full of harmony and life!

Juried artisans in and around the festival grounds will showcase fine arts and crafts in painting, sculpture, wood carving, jewelry, textiles and more, and food will be available by some of Ocracoke’s finest eateries.

Interested contributors can find out more information on donation levels at and can donate online or by mail. Although the festival accepts sponsors at any time, the printed press deadline for contributors is April 25, so hurry!

Recipients of the Hyde County Chamber of Commerce Tourism award, Ocracoke Alive, Inc., is a private non-profit committed to enriching the Ocracoke Island community through encouraging and sponsoring cultural, artistic, educational, and environmental activities including the production of plays, musicals, musical events, exhibits, schools, workshops, and festivals.

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