Winnsboro rocks this weekend

WINNSBORO – The Town’s annual Rock Around the Clock Festival kicks off at 8 p.m., Friday night with its traditional Street Dance featuring the McEwyn Band from Nashville.

“With good weather forecast and the Griffins playing on Thursday night instead of Friday, we should have a big crowd. It’s going to be a great night to come downtown and have a good time. The Band is really good. I think everybody’s going to like it and the dancin’ is always fun,” Fairfield Chamber President Gene Stephens said.

The night will be enhanced by a record number of food vendors on hand to serve hungry festival goers, Stephens added.

“We’re looking to have 12 – 15 really good food vendors, so there should be something for everyone,” Stephens said.

On Stage

The Saturday events start at 10 a.m. at the base of the clock showcasing live entertainment by local students. The Pine Tree Playhouse actors will take the stage around noonish performing a dance to promote the play, ‘9 – 5,’ which they will perform at the Pine Tree Playhouse next spring.

There will be a large children’s amusement area (no mechanical rides), bounce houses, games, more food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and exhibitions and souvenir sales.

Classic Car Show

The Classic Car Show with DJ Papa Charlie, will begin at 11 a.m. on the south end of Congress Street and will culminate with the awarding of trophies at 3 p.m.

Event  sponsors are Wilson Auto; All South; Fairfield Chamber of Commerce; Truvista; Barn Express; Mike Kelly Law Firm; Town of Winsboro; Providence Health; Midlands Technical College; Fairfield Electric, 1st Franklin Financial and Clark Farley Insurance.

For information about the festival, call the Chamber office at 803-635-4242.