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A Day To Remember: 10 Year Really Really Free Market Anniversary

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On Saturday October 4, 2014, around 800 people celebrated a decade of Really Really Free Markets in Carrboro, North Carolina.  From the first piñata breaking at the beginning to the last notes of kora music drifting through the night as the Carrboro Town Commons was cleaned, participants worked and played together to create a day long Carnival Against Capitalism.

We asked participants what their highlights of the festival were.  The free market’s first Spanish language puppet show was often mentioned as a favorite; along with a short play about political prisoners. There was also a puppet show with puppets that were found at a previous free market and reused in yet another performance.  One really really tolerant young person brought joy to many by dressing as a cop and allowing people to pie him for hours. The food has been named with reverence and awe, and no wonder with a cooperative kitchen cooking 300 homemade veggie burgers  and a second kitchen bringing a dinner of curries and chilis to share. One of our DJs noticed a toddler bobbing among costumed dancers from the evening fashion show, another person tabling enjoyed chatting with a much older long term participant who said it was “the nicest time she had ever had.”  Someone helping with the music stage liked seeing the different audiences drawn by the assortment of bands and solo musicians. The winner of the scavenger hunt loved her individually crafted trophy. Silk screening of the I Got It at the Really Really Free Market design lasted well after the last banner was taken down and was one of the most popular crafts. (more…)

Carrboro Really Really Free Market Ten-Year Anniversary: Schedule and Programming!

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Carrboro Really Really Free Market Ten-Year Anniversary: Schedule and Programming!

This coming Saturday, October 4, we will celebrate ten years of Really Really Free Markets in Carrboro, NC! Here follows the schedule of events and programming.

There will be several stations operating throughout the event, starting at 2 in the afternoon and running into the evening hours:

-Carrboro’s Recyclery will operate a station repairing and giving away bicycles

-Really Really Free Health Services will offer blood pressure and hearing tests

-A Fairgrounds in which you can throw pies at authority figures

-A Sports and Games Area featuring Soccer, Relay Races, Water Balloons

-A Children’s Area with Giant Bubbles, Storytelling, and Toys

-A Sewing Station

-A Silkscreening Station

-The Inside/Outside Alliance will run a booth focusing on prisoner support

-Not to mention the usual book and literature distribution tables! (more…)