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Clermont lights the fuse on fall fun

Town’s annual event includes parade, fireworks, road races and car show

POSTED: September 15, 2012 12:30 a.m.

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family today, head out to the Clermont Days Festival for a day full of activities, entertainment, fireworks and more.

“We have arts and crafts, a 5K run and 1K run. We got the parade going on at 1 p.m.” event chairman and Clermont Councilman John Brady said.

The lineup for the race begins at 7 a.m., with start time between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m.

There will be live music performances throughout the day.

“We got all kinds of groups playing,” Brady said. “After dark, we got a fireworks show.”

In addition, there will be other activities for children, vendors’ booths and food, plus a car show at 2 p.m.

According to Brady, Clermont Historical Society will provide display of how the city looked in the 1950s, and will talk about the city’s history back from when it was known as Dip.

“We also got a bake sale,” Brady said. Proceeds will benefit the Historical Society.

The festival will be held at Clermont Park right across from Concord Baptist Church off of Ga. 254 in Clermont. This will be its 11th year.

“It’s been a heritage thing,” Brady said. “It’s always been a good thing for people to come together as a community.”

Brady said next year will be Clermont’s 100th anniversary as a city, with a big centennial celebration planned.

The festival begins at 8 a.m. with activities and events continuing until 10 p.m. Attendance is free.

A full schedule of activities, musical artists and information about the road races and car show is available on the Clermont Days Festival website,

“I invite everybody to come join us and see what’s going on,” Brady said.


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