Each year in Bynum, a quiet little village in Chatham County, NC Clydefest honors the local folk artist, Clyde Jones, with a one day festival which is especially entertaining for children and those young at heart. The Festival serves as a fundraiser for the Chatham County Arts Council too. Clyde is famous for the wood critters he fashions with his chain saw. Saturday, friend Helen and I went over to enjoy the festivities.
|If I can ride a Vespa in Italy, then I can ride a critter in Bynum.|
|I can still hula hoop a little. Helen and I each bought a hoop to take home to use for exercise. : )|
Lots of activities for the children and for the young at heart. And of course FOOD. I had a barbecue sandwich, and I simply couldn't pass up an opportunity to have some Maple View Farms ice cream.
|Children enjoying the drums.|
|Caramel Crunch Maple View Ice Cream.|
Clyde won't sell his critters, but he donates them to various charities or gives them to friends. I have always wanted one of his crocodiles/alligators. There was a drawing for one at the Fest, but guess I didn't win. They haven't emailed me.
|One of Clyde's alligators.|
|Clyde Critter in neighborhood yard.|
|Clyde sitting on his porch eating a barbecue and welcoming visitors.|