Annual Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival returns this Friday

A chainsaw carving demonstration will be one of the highlights of the fourth Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival, Friday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Aug. 29. CONTRIBUTED
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A chainsaw carving demonstration will be one of the highlights of the fourth Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival, Friday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Aug. 29. CONTRIBUTED

This Friday, the annual music and arts festival at Clifton Gorge returns to the Clifton Opera House.

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The yearly event brings together live music, arts and craft vendors, as well as food and beer, to scenic Clifton Gorge. Admission to the festival is free.

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The event runs from 4 to 11 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. There will also be a cruise-in on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Friday, Aug. 24

Blue Moon Soup, 4 to 6 p.m.

Beer tent opens at 5 p.m.

Chainsaw carving demonstration, 6 to 6:30 p.m.

The Hoppers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Eric Jerardi, 9 to 11 p.m.

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Saturday, Aug. 25

Vendors open at 10 a.m.

Xenia Hospitality Chorus, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Beer tent opens at 11 a.m.

Behind the Curtain Dance Studio performance, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Chainsaw carving demonstration, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lord Kimbo, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Dayton Celtic Academy performance, 1:30 to 2 p.m.

Chainsaw carving demonstration, 1:20 to 2 p.m.

Sawmill Ridge Bluegrass, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Troupe Roja performance, 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Chainsaw carving demonstration, 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Lower London Street Dixieland Band, 4 to 6 p.m.

Cardinal Squares performance, 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Chainsaw carving demonstration, 6 to 6:30 p.m.

One Hot Minute, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Soul Fire Tribe performance, 8:40 to 9:15 p.m.

Scarecrow Sideshow, 9:30 to 11 p.m.

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Want to go?

WHAT: Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival

WHERE: 5 S. Clay St., Clifton

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25

INFO: Facebook