ClydeFEST is the Chatham Arts Council’s annual old-school kids’ carnival that celebrates local folk artist (AKA “critter artist”), Clyde Jones, and his creative and colorful wooden creatures. This year is special – it’s our 20th Anniversary and our first time back in Bynum, in full-form, in 2 years! And it is being brought to you with the generous support of The Jester Group at Baird Wealth Management.
Many of the hands-on arts and crafts projects and cool games are for elementary-aged kids and keep them smiling and engaged throughout the festival. From face painting, bubbles, and hula hoops to arts and craft projects and good old-fashioned carnival games, ClydeFEST has an activity for all ages.
We’ve been hosting ClydeFEST at the Bynum Ball Field for years and it’s been the perfect spot to allow kids to run around (safely) while adults sample the offerings of the food trucks, peruse the information booths hosted by local organizations, or enjoy the live performances.
This event brings out nearly 2,000 kids and kids-at-heart, all eager to get messy and make some art of their own!
Admission this year is absolutely free!
Come on out and help celebrate our 20th birthday!