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Festival at the Well plans 20th annual event

Published 11:32am Friday, May 10, 2013

Local color abounds each year on the third Saturday in May at the Annual Glenwood Festival at the Well, and next Saturday, the Festival will be celebrating its 20th year.

Those who attend will be able to take part in children’s activities, a Beauty and Beau pageant, local arts and crafts, carnival food vendors, and a non-stop lineup of South Alabama’s best stage talent from early morning to late at night.

The entertainment line-up has not been set yet, but organizers say if past years are any indication, festivalgoers should be prepared for one of the South’s best variety shows.

“We’ve had everything from local dancers and karaoke singers to Grammy-winning song writers and session musicians and everything in between, featuring Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, Folk and Rock,” said Steve Holmes, press spokesman and longtime emcee for the event.   “There are usually some very well-known surprise guests as well.”

One of the focal points of the town of Glenwood is the flowing, or artesian, well.

The well has been an important landmark near the confluence of Crenshaw, Pike and Coffee counties since Glenwood was first settled in the mid-1800s, and the Festival at the Well celebrates the town and its history.

In addition to the food vendors, arts and crafts booths and children’s activities, the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department will also serve home-cooked food.

“Delicious smoked barbecue with all the trimmings will be served up by the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department on site, with take home quantities available until they sell out,” Holmes said.

The date for this year’s Festival is May 18, and the event kicks off with a parade at 9 a.m.  The final event of the day will be an old-fashioned street dance at 8 p.m. featuring the band County Line.

Reservations are still available for parade participants, tables for the street dance and vendor booths.

For more information, contact (334) 335-3165, or (334) 335-3426.

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