13th Annual ClydeFEST celebrates Bynum artist Clyde Jones

cliddy@newsobserver.comApril 5, 2014 

More than 2,000 people attended the ClydeFEST Kids Carnival of Folk Art in Bynum on Saturday, organizers said.

The event celebrates Clyde Jones, famed for the “critters” he creates with a chainsaw and wood found in the forest. Since 1982, Jones has been making his creations, which he won’t sell. He makes a critter, as he calls them, and then either gives it to someone or auctions it off so he can give the money to a local community group.

The Chatham County Arts Council sponsored the annual festival, which is in its 13th year. Live music, storytelling, kids' critter creation and dance were featured.

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