Gateway to the Delta Festival next weekend

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

The 9th annual Gateway to the Delta Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, on the Charleston Court Square.

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. the Kid’s Zone will feature bouncy houses, balloon art, a petting zoo and more.

Entertainment will kick off at 11 with The Ellis Family, followed by The Bonfire Orchestra, The Shakerz, David Dunavent Band, Beale St. All-Star Band, Southern Halo and Meet the Press.

Vendors will be set up around the square. There will be a car show and fun run.

Raffle tickets will be sold for the ultimate Egg Bowl package. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and may be purchased in advance at the Charleston Arts Center or on festival day.

The event is organized by the Charleston Arts and Revitalization Effort and supported by many sponsors and volunteers.

To register a vendor space or for more information, visit www.charlestongatewayfestival.org or call the CARE office at 647-0942.