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Camellia CityFest returns to downtown Greenville Saturday

Downtown Greenville will be the place to be this Saturday, March 10, with the return of Camellia CityFest. The event, which kicks off at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., promises plenty of festival food, live entertainment, vendors galore and activities especially geared to the younger set.

“We have a lot of interesting, one-of-a-kind items this year,” says Francine Wasden, director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce. “Some of our vendors have been with us in years past, and for others, this is their first event in Greenville. We’ll have everything from handcrafted jewelry and woodwork to whimsical birdhouses, beautiful wind chimes, bed swings and children’s clothes, just to name a few of the things that will be on offer.”

There will be no need to go hungry, either.

“Out of our 40 vendors, 10 of them are providing food,” Wasden says. “King’s Table BBQ, Chick on a Stick, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Jozettie’s Cupcakes, hot dogs, hamburgers and funnel cakes from C&A Concessions, shaved ice plus lots of baked goods, boiled and roasted peanuts will all be available.”

Kyle and Dave of Q-94 will serve as event emcees and get energy levels up with some high-octane tunes to begin the day before introducing all the vendors at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., Charity Bowden, featured on NBC’s hit talent show “The Voice” will perform from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the festival stage in front of City Hall, Wasden says.

“Kyle and Dave will share more music and patter with the crowd until 12:30 p.m., with the Jeff Sellers Band slated to take the stage and play for the crowd until 3 p.m.”

Youngsters can also look forward to a petting zoo and Air Jumpz in Confederate Park.

“We hope everyone will come out and support Camellia CityFest. We are expecting a fun day for all in downtown Greenville,” Wasden says.

For more information, contact the GACoC at (334) 382-3251.