Death Fest


An annual festival exploring society’s evolving arts, laws, and philosophies of Death through workshops, speakers, performances, and conversation.

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

Schedule this program in your community by contacting NSBA.


Death Fest 2019

at The Four of Wands

440 N College Ave, Fayetteville AR

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM each day . . . or

7:00 - 8:30 pm each evening (a repeat of the earlier session)

$11 per session / $27 for all 3 / Pre-Registration Required

Tickets available at Events tab


Tuesday, October 22            

Natural Cemeteries/Earth 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’?


 Wednesday, October 23            

Home Funerals: How to Prepare      

What is legal regarding a home funeral? What is a death doula/midwife? What are the Positives/Challenges of tending a loved one after death? 


 Thursday, October 24          

Reclaiming the Sacrament of Death                         

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