We are already hard at work planning our next Annual Fall Festival! Our past festivals have proven to be an enormous success, and we look forward to continuing this tradition by presenting our Save the Rainforest festival in the fall.
Check out the Festival webpages
The festival web pages include need-to-know information about the time and date, admission, access, and volunteer and sponsor opportunities.
When and where is the Festival?
On Saturday, October 10th, 2015, we will be we hosting the fifth annual fall festival. This year, in order to avoid disrupting our school schedule, we will be holding our festival on a Saturday instead of a Friday evening. Regular attendees will recall we focus on a theme each year to raise awareness about an important issue. This year’s theme is Save the Rainforest. The festival site is at the New School Montessori Center. Due to attendance levels, parking is in an adjacent property. Check out the General Information page for more information and directions.
What is the Festival?
The festival is first and foremost a fun-filled social event for our families. Last year, one parent commented, “Wow, this is better than the State Fair!” By which he meant our Festival is more neighborly and community-oriented, and packed with events and activities for children while being in safe, friendly surroundings.
This event is also an opportunity for families to show their support of the school. It also gives older children volunteer opportunities that offer useful experience. Additionally, the festival raises visibility for the school within the local communities.
We also use the festival to raise awareness for an important cause or issue. This year, our students will learn about the importance of the rainforests as â€œthe lungs of the planetâ€ to learn about the amazing variety of rainforest life.
Features and Attractions
The festival attractions offer safe, fun and age-appropriate activities and entertainment including rides, bouncy house, demonstrations and a range of activities to promise a memorable event for families from toddlers to parents! Check out the General Information page for more information on the festival attractions.
Fall Festival Partners
We are delighted that Duke Lemur Center is our official festival partner this year. Lemurs are unique to the island of Madagascar, which has barely a tenth of its original forest remaining. Students will visit the center for educational tours, and the Center will have an outreach booth at the Festival. We are working with other local organizations and will announce additional partners as information becomes available.
Making this possible — We need your help!
Our festival’s popularity has grown dramatically over the past four years. The expanded news and advertising have provided our sponsors and vendors with exposure within our local community and beyond. The size and success of the event are made possible by the New School’s initial investment, so the festival simply cannot happen without your kind support.
The Fall Festival is made possible by parents, family, friends, volunteers and local businesses. We very much need your help to continue the Festival tradition for our school and the Holly Springs community. By becoming involved at any level, you will make a huge difference! We are very appreciative of any help you can give. Hereâ€™s how you can help:
- Become an official sponsor of the festival
- Become a vendor or presenter at the festival
- Donate a product or service for a door prize
- Volunteer to help during the festival
Sponsors can choose to donate funds directly and receive significant benefits. Anyone who refers a sponsor will receive free festival entry and other benefits, depending on the levels of sponsorship. Please see the Sponsor & Vendor page for sponsor levels and how to sign up.
For more information
Thank you so much for your kind support, and we look forward to seeing you at Save the Rainforest!