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Annual Camellia CityFest slated Saturday, March 30

Downtown Greenville will be the place to be Saturday, March 30 with the return of Camellia CityFest. The event, which is the 5th annual, 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 youth.

Camellia CityFest is a wonderful, family-friendly event that offers something for everyone,” says Tracy Salter, 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, custom knives, homemade jams and jellies, just to name a few of the things that will be on display at the festival.”

There will be no need to go hungry, either. The park area will be full of vendors offering items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, shaved ice, baked goods, and much more.

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 11 a.m., Brooke Brown, aspiring country singer/ songwriter from Lenox, Alabama will perform on the stage in front of City Hall, Salter says. “Brooke’s music is a mix of country and blues.  She’s a familiar artist at spots like the Flora-Bama, The Cove, and several other Gulf Coast venues, as well as a performer at festivals in Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana.  We’re excited to have Brooke join us this year and I’m sure she’ll be a big hit.”

“After Brooke’s performance, Kyle and Dave will share more music and commentary with the crowd until 1:30 p.m. before turning the stage over to local artists Rosie Till and Curk Mosley with Two of a Kind, who will play for the crowd until around 2:30 p.m.  “Rosie and Curk are fantastic musicians that bring high energy to the stage along with their smooth acoustic sound featuring a variety of genres.  We’re so thankful to have such wonderful talent here in our hometown.”

The fest aims to be an occasion younger audiences can enjoy, as well, a bounce house, face painting, games, and balloon characters in the park inside the Kids Zone area.

“We invite everyone to come out and enjoy Camellia CityFest. It will be a fun day full of entertainment, food, activities, arts and crafts, and much more,” Salter says.

Camellia CityFest is presented by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Greenville.  Salter added a special note of thanks to event sponsors. 

“Thanks to Butler Farmers Co-Op, ASE Credit Union, Greenville Pediatrics, Jay Peanut Farmers Co-Op, and the Holiday Inn Express, this year’s event is going to be one of the best.  Because of the support of these sponsors, events like Camellia CityFest are made possible.” 

For more information, contact the GACOC at (334) 382-3251 or visit online at www.greenvillealchamber.com