If you missed Chesterfield’s opening acts last weekend, Taste of the Carolinas and Carolina Kidsfest, there are still plenty of events and activities to enjoy with the annual celebration of Carolina Fest 2013 in downtown Chesterfield. Festival events will continue through Oct. 6.
“This year’s Taste of the Carolinas was very successful,” said Christy Radkin, executive director for Team Chesterfield. “The pool area by the YMCA, with the help of Studio 136, was just beautiful. The weather was incredible and so was the food.”
Music for the evening was provided by Three Peace.
Morning events begin early this Saturday, Oct. 5. The Chesterfield Rescue Squad will serve a home cooked breakfast beginning at 6 a.m. Plates are $5, eat in or take out. And the 5K “Gotta Have Heart” run, sponsored by Chesterfield General Hospital, will begin at 8 a.m.
The CarolinaFest Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. The parade route will run eastward on Main Street, starting at Crescent Drive. This parade will then be followed by The Pet Parade, an event sponsored by Dr. Tapp’s veterinary office in Cheraw. Pet owner’s, and their furry loved ones, will gather at the First Citizens Palmetto Pavilion for this event at 11 a.m.
There will be more food and live entertainment to enjoy along Main Street all day Saturday. In fact, entertainment slots for local talent are still open, said Radkin. Anyone interested in performing is asked to call 843-623-2343.
Other events throughout the day include pumpkin carving and decorating contests, as well as a Cornhole Tournament. Winners of the pumpkin contests will be announced at 1:30 p.m. and the Cornhole Tournament begins at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the new Chesterfield County Courthouse at 200 Main Street.
A Block Party, sponsored by The Bank Restaurant and Team Chesterfield, begins at 4 p.m. Saturday. This event, for guests 21 and older, will feature music by The David Michael Band, Threshold, and DJ K-Smooth.
The week’s celebration will end Sunday with the Carolina Road Rallye, which Radkin explained is kind of like a wild goose chase. That event will begin at Chesterfield High School at 2 p.m.
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.