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2014 Burlington Carousel Festival

The Dentzel Menagerie Carousel, one of the most historic treasures in Burlington, was built around 1910 by the Dentzel Family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each year the city comes together to celebrate the Carousel by hosting the annual Carousel Festival. The event features Artist Alley, an area where fine artists and craft exhibitors display their work, including handcrafted carousel items. Also, be sure to visit the Carousel Tent in Artist Alley to meet vendors specializing in Carousel related items featuring original Carousel paintings and much more. The Children’s Area offers families the opportunity to take a ride on the Carousel or one of the other amusement activities that are permanently located in the park. Bring a chair and enjoy the sights and sounds of the local music and entertainment. The Jimmy Combs Amphitheater will feature our Headlining Band (TBD) on Sunday, September 21st as well as many local and regional favorites throughout the weekend. No one can forget the wonderful aroma of our food court, which is provided by non-profit agencies from right here within the community. Be sure to visit the FYI Area to learn more about our local non-profit groups and what their organizations have to offer the community.

With the avid community support of local businesses such as American National Bank, a leading presenter along with the Burlington Recreation & Parks Department, the Festival has grown to be one of the Southeast’s most renowned and respected events. Please join us September 20th & 21st at the City Park for a visit to one of Burlington’s most exciting events: the Burlington Carousel Festival.

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Festival Hours

Saturday, September 20th • 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 21st • 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Burlington City Park

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Entertainment Schedule 

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Food Vendors & FYI Area Organizations 

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Headlining Band   

This years headlining act is a Celtic Rock band based out of the DC Metropolitan Area known as Scythian.  The  band consist of Josef Crosby (vocals, violin & bass), Danylo Fedoryka (vocals, rhythm guitar, & accordion),  Tim Hepburn (drums, percussion, & vocals), Ben-David Warner (banjo, violin & vocals) and Alexander Fedoryka  (fiddle, madolina, bass & vocals). Scythian is a high energy band that delivers an ecclectic sound by infusing rock with a Celtic feel.

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Rousing and raucous, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays kicked-up Celtic and world music with hints of Gypsy  and Klezmer, all infused with a touch of punk-rock sensibility.  Take a trio of classically trained dueling  fiddlers, toss in a rhythm guitar, a banjo and the occasional funky accordion, then power it with the  driving rhythm of a world percussionist, and you've got the ingredients for a show you won't soon forget.  Scythian's high-energy, adrenaline-peddling, interactive brand of music is the result of the origins as street  performers and has one goal in mind - to get people up on their feet and dancing.  Their repertoire ranges  from traditional and contemporary Celtic and folk music to the alluring and dramatic strains of Gypsy and  Eastern European tunes, and then crosses back over the boarder to pick up some good old-fashioned  bluegrass licks.

 About: www.scythianmusic.com

Rubber Duck Dash for the Cash

Sunday, September 21st
All Ages
Adopt a Duck for $5
Location: YMCA
Alamance County Meals On Wheels and the American National Bank presents the annual Rubber Duck Dash For The Cash Race. Rubber Duck Dash For The Cash is a fundraiser in which you buy chances – rubber ducks – which will float in the race. If one of your ducks cross the finish line first, then you will win one of the duck prizes. Random duck prizes will be selected from the ducks that did not win the race. You can win anything from $2,500 to gift certificates to local businesses. Call (336) 228-8815 to learn more about how you can sponsor one, two, three or more rubber ducks you would like!


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