Death Fest 2018

Death Fest 2018
at The Four of Wands
440 N College Ave, Fayetteville AR

Noon to 1:30 pm each day or
7:00 to 8:30 pm each evening
(a Repeat of the mid-day session)

Monday, October 29 through Thursday, November 1

$9 per session $27 for all 4 sessions
Pre-Registration Required
Seating is limited

Tickets available
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Monday, October 29
Green Cemeteries/Woodland Burial
What is the green burial movement? Where is it happening and how close are we to having this option in NWA? Can I really ‘Be a Tree’?

Tuesday, October 30
Home Funerals: How to Prepare/Who can Help
What is legal regarding a home funeral? What is a death doula/midwife? What are the Positives/the Challenges of tending a loved one after death?

Wednesday, October 31
Papers to Prepare/Plan your Green Burial
Receive a comprehensive packet of necessary documents, instructions for getting things legal, and a take-home planning workbook to personalize.

Thursday, November 1
Reclaiming the Sacrament of Death
We will discuss the concept of Death as Sacrament, a ritual that involves active participation while embracing grief & celebrating life.





Death Fest 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stage Eighteen 18 East Center Street, Fayetteville
7:00 Death Fest Performance Night $12 at the door

Musical Acts, Performance Art, Spoken Word Featuring Nature & Madness, the atmospheric indie folk-rock project of Ryan Pickop. Rooted in Americana, rooted in the Earth, Ryan’s songs intentionally bring us beauty; familiar enough to feel like home, yet inviting us to join him as he digs deeper into the places we are sometimes scared to look. Event hosted by Ryan Pickop

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The Green Burial Conference is an annual, six-day event held in various venues across Fayetteville every October 27th through November 1st – a variety of workshops, speakers, and conversations exploring: home funerals and your legal options; philosophies of death; an art exhibition; performance art (Death Fest); land use issues; and the environmental impact of disposition.

The non-profit community group Natural State Burial Association was founded to provide information on green burial/home funeral options and to establish a conservation cemetery within the ‘Natural State’.

Our educational outreach efforts continue through the production of our annual Green Burial Conference. We would appreciate your support of our efforts and your help promoting the event.

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Death Fest 2016

Fayetteville, Arkansas

A six-day festival exploring society’s evolving
arts, laws, and philosophies of Death
through workshops, speakers, performances,
and conversation.

 All workshops are free. Most events are free. There are door fees at 5 special performances.

The Natural State Burial Association is hosting Death Fest as an educational forum designed to inspire, entertain, and engage the public with the green burial/ home funeral/ death positive movement.

To offer the vision, inform the public, and create a choice.