The News & Observer ran an article on Tuesday, April 25 detailing community and crowd funding to help organizers of the popular summer series Saturdays in Saxapahaw. The organizers are asking for donations to pay for the 2017 season.
“Saturdays in Saxapahaw is billed as a 17-week festival that features live music, a farmers’ market, food trucks, arts and crafts and children’s activities. It’s held every Saturday evening in the former mill town on the banks of the Haw River, about 45 miles northwest of Raleigh. It runs this year from May 6 to Aug. 26 with performers such as Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Dex Romweber and John Howie Jr.
About 1,000 people attend each weekend, most of them bringing picnics and blankets or folding chairs, which they spread out along the sloping riverbank that makes a natural amphitheater for the hay wagon stage.”