The Clayton Harvest & Music Festival, presented by Pepsi and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, kicks off on Wednesday, September 17 and runs through Sunday, September 21. Join 20,000 plus music and fair fans for this annual event.
Highlights of the Clayton Harvest & Music Festival include:
• Fair foods, including the ever-popular turkey leg!
• Free family fun entertainment
• Free hands-on activities for the kids
• Free local talent performances
• Free concerts, including Clayton Idol – remember Scotty McCreery won here in 2009!
• Carnival rides
• And much more!
Every day offers something unique, sure to entertain festival-goers. The Clayton Harvest & Music Festival kicks off Wednesday with the Clayton Idol Competition and Clayton Karaoke Competition on the Town Square. Thursday’s highlight is the Clayton Town Square Concert Series featuring Nantucket at 7:00 p.m. Friday night is all about families, with Zaxby’s Movie Night playing FROZEN at 7:30 p.m.
Hannah Pellas, Director of Special Projects with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, says Saturday is the big day, “On Saturday, we fill Main Street, Clayton, with a huge vendor fair and farmer's market. We have carnival rides, awesome food vendors, a Fitness Village and Artists Village, a community talent showcase, a Creative Hands Kids Corner, food truck rodeo and free concert at Town Square to end the evening. There is so much to do for people of all ages!” More than 150 vendors will participate Saturday, and the feature band is North Tower Band.
Almost as popular is the Wednesday night Clayton Idol competition. American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery won here in 2009. Last year’s winners were Montrez Bynum, Junior Idol, performing “Carolina Girls” by General Johnson and Chairmen of the Board, Emilie Alioto, Teen Idol, performing “Ave Marie” by Beyonce and Camille Chaney, Clayton Idol, who sang “Killing Me Softly” by Roberta Flack. Last year’s winners will perform during breaks in this year’s show.
The Clayton Harvest & Music Festival is a family and budget friendly event. Free parking is available on the side streets near the festival. Ms. Pellas explains, “You can come to the festival for free, but you must purchase tickets to ride the rides and you must buy food. All concerts and talent shows, the Zaxby's Movie Night, and the pageant on Sunday are free admission.”
To learn more about the festival visit the Chamber website at ClaytonChamber.com.