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The Gibson Village Community Development Corp. is hosting the second annual Gibson Village Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1-5 p.m. at ClearWater Arts Center and Studios, 223 Crowell Drive NW. The festival is free and open to the public.

The festival, sponsored by the city of Concord and ClearWater Arts Center and Studios, features arts activities, performances, games, food and drink for the whole family.

Kids and adults can choose from two art workshops hosted by Tuxedo Kat (drop-in between 1 and 3:30 p.m.) and Sunya Folyan (2-3:30 p.m.). At 3:30, Nouveau Sud will once again thrill the audience with its performance of Dia de los Muertos. The group integrates circus arts like the cyr wheel, silks, acrobatics, and dance into their arrangement. New to this year’s festival is Cirq-U. Cirq-U’s street performers will include jugglers, acrobats, baton twirlers and hoops.

Southern Piedmont Woodturners and Cabarrus Art Guild will be hosting demos throughout the day. Other entertainment includes a bouncy house, cornhole, giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, and refreshments. Hot Tamale Food Truck will be on-site selling tacos, tamales, and more, and High Branch Brewing Co. will have craft beer available for purchase by festivalgoers ages 21 and up.

“This is our second annual fall festival, where our goal is to support community building in Gibson Village,” said Tara Bengle, vice president of the Gibson Village Community Development Corp. “We are excited to host this celebration and expect more than 250 attendees at this year’s event.”

For more information, “like” @gibsonvillage on Facebook.

Parking for the event is available in the open field adjacent to Village Greenway at the corner of Cedar Drive and Kerr Street.

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