Festival at the Well scheduled for next Saturday

Published 11:14 am Monday, May 7, 2012


Local color abounds each year at the Annual Glenwood Festival at the Well, scheduled this year for Saturday, May 19.

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, are just some of what eighteen years worth of festival goers have come to expect each year on the third Saturday in May.

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The little town of Glenwood is centered around the old flowing or artesian well.

The well has been a focal point near the confluence of Crenshaw, Pike and Coffee counties since Glenwood first came into being in the mid 1800s.

The streets and grounds surrounding the landmark will be filled to overflowing with food vendors, arts and crafts booths, and lots of fun activities for the kids.

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

The entertainment line-up has not been set yet, but if past years are any indication, organizers say visitors can 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.”

The Festival kicks off with a parade at 9 a.m. and winds down with a street dance beginning 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, you may contact (334) 335-3165, or (334) 335-3426.

The Glenwood Festival at the Well is an annual event of downtown Glenwood, Alabama held on the third Saturday in May. This year marks the nineteenth annual festival on May 19.