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WhirliKids Book Festival at McIntyre's Books

WhirliKids Children’s Book Festival

Saturday, March 7   |   10:00 am - 4:00 pm


McIntyre’s Books

McIntyre’s Books presents the third annual book festival on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm for readers at all levels, but especially for ages 3 and up. Featuring storytimes, readings, book signings, panel discussions with authors and illustrators, crafts and more – it’s a day of book fun for all ages!

This year we’ll have events at three different locations in Fearrington Village. Be sure to visit all three spots:

10-10:45am in the barn

Ethan Long
Tameka Fryer Brown
Beth Ferry
Jason Tharp
E.B. Goodale

10:15-11am in the garden terrace
Sue Soltis
Linda Ashman
Shana Keller
Stacy McAnulty

11am-1pm at McIntyre’s Books
TinkerActive workshops

11:15 to 11:45 in the barn
Zetta Elliott
John Patrick Green
Matt Phelan

11:30-12:00 in the garden terrace
Justin Dean
Tom Watson

noon in the barn
Meet Pete the Cat

1-1:40pm in the barn
Gillian McDunn
Frances O’Roark Dowell
Greg Howard
Mariama Lockington

2-2:40pm in the barn
Andrew Maraniss
J. Kasper Kramer
Anne Blankman
Rajani LaRocca

3pm in the barn
Keynote Speaker: Stacy McAnulty


For aspiring writers, sign up for a Friday workshop: The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Picture Books with author Linda Ashman.

Kid lit fans of all ages are invited! While you’re in the Village, enjoy lunch at The Belted Goat, explore the gardens and meet the farm animals in our Belted Barnyard.
Don’t forget to share your excitement on social media using #Whirlikids!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.