Are you ready to join us for a day FULL of FUN? The Chatham Arts Council’s 17th annual ClydeFEST is on April 6, 2019!
Ok, ok. We’re excited and you can tell. But let’s slow down for a second in case we’re catching some of you who may not have experienced the joy that is ClydeFEST – yet.
ClydeFEST, sponsored by The Jester Group at Baird, is an old-school kids’ carnival celebrating Clyde Jones, a renowned folk artist, lovingly known locally as the “critter artist.” And the festival is almost as unique as Clyde is.
We’ll have Clyde’s critter cut-outs, local artists, young and talented musicians, face-painting, old-fashioned carnival games, clowns, fabulous local food trucks, and of course, lots of arts and crafts projects!
“One of the things we love most about ClydeFEST is seeing so many different parts of our Chatham community come together to celebrate creativity and art with children,” expressed Cheryl Chamblee, Chatham Arts Council Executive Director. “Something that started as a small, local event now draws crowds from Raleigh, Durham, and communities across the Triangle. It’s a true gem in Chatham County and we’re thrilled to host it with all of our amazing partners each year.”
ClydeFEST takes place only in Chatham County and only on Saturday, April 6 from 11am to 4pm at the Bynum Ballfield. (Well, unless there’s a bunch of rain, in which case it’ll be Sunday, April 7 from 1 to 5pm.) This year, the Sky Blue Express Bus will be ferrying people to and from the event, courtesy of our friends at Carolina Brewery. Park and catch the bus from the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro to Bynum. The bus will leave on the half hour from Pittsboro and on the hour from Bynum from 10:30 am until around 4:30 or so.
If you’re ready to join in the fun, you can get your tickets right here, right now. They’ll cost you $5 for kids ages 3 to 11, $9 for ages 12 and up, and children under 2 are FREE.
WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS?
- Sponsor ClydeFEST, and we’ll give you lots of love.
- Apply to have a nonprofit booth at ClydeFEST.
- Sign up to volunteer the day before or the day of!
We hope to see you on April 6, getting messy, having fun, and simply enjoying this art-filled day.
P.S. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, April 7 from 12 to 5 p.m.