Community Events during Death Fest 2016

Death Fest Book Fair at Barnes & Noble

October 23 through November 1

We encourage everyone to come into the store to buy books from the Death Fest reading list that were ordered specifically for this event.  Customers are welcome and encouraged to shop the entire store for any items of interest – café, music, movies, toys and games, other books of your choice.  This offer is good for online shopping and can be applied at any Barnes and Noble store.

Proceeds benefit Natural State Burial Association. Please state your support for NSBA at the register or request Voucher # 11999109. This offer is only good October 23 through November 1, 2016.

Events at Barnes & Noble

2:00 PM Sunday, October 23
Stories for Kids, Stories for Grown-ups, Stories from Long Ago! Abby Burnett will discuss and sign copies of her book Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950
Granny Vick and a group of Student Readers will share stories from children’s books that acknowledge feelings of loss, grief, and sadness.

10:30 AM Monday, October 31, Halloween
Songs & Stories to Celebrate the Season
Toddler and Pre-K Storytime at Barnes & Noble
Granny Vick, with side-kicks Walter Schmidt on banjo and Marshall Mitchell on guitar, will entertain the younger set in a slap-silly hoe-down of songs and stories about pumpkins, and creepy things, and why Fall is so much fun!


Day of Remebrance
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville, AR


11:00 Sunday, October 30                           901 W Cleveland St
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701


Continuing to build our tradition of remembering loved ones we have lost in the last year, or longer ago as we need; We’ll build our “Altar of Remembrance” (an Ofrenda in Dia de los Muertos tradition), decorate it, and invite all to bring pictures or mementos to share as they speak their names.  We will have a pet section as well.
Service Lead: Marty Faitak


An Interfaith-Ecumenical Burial Service

12:00 noon on November 1 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Corner of Dickson Street and East Avenue in Fayetteville

A service for persons who have died in Washington County but whose bodies were not claimed for burial by family or friends. The cremains of several individuals that have been under the care of the county coroner, some for years,  will be given a dignified burial in a cemetery set aside for that purpose on the grounds of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The public is invited to attend this respectful honoring of the lives of those who died alone.

A simple soup, salad and bread lunch will follow.


The Spooky ol’ South

An exhibition of Southern Gothic Art at  Designer Studios                     15 W South Street, Fayetteville during the month of October

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