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Abingdon Celebrates End of Summer with Festival

WGIL Newsroom . Local News 196

(Cakes and pies are among the items auctioned off at the annual Abingdon Community Festival.  2009 WGIL News File Photo.)

(Cakes and pies are among the items auctioned off at the annual Abingdon Community Festival. 2009 WGIL News File Photo.)

The fair and festival season is an exciting time for many, especially kids who enjoy spending the summer nights eating carnival food and going on rides.

As the summer starts to slow down the number of festivals decrease, this weekend Abingdon residents and the surrounding area have the Abingdon Community Festival to attend.

The festival, which starts today, has a variety of activities for kids and families to participate in, from the demolition derby to livestock shows.

But Festival Board Secretary Stephaine McClure-Greer tells WGIL the chicken and pig scrambles are big favorites.

“They always want to, if they’re in the same class as their friends, they want to outdo them,” McClure-Greer said.  “The parents find it funny, the kids running around.  They see the kids get a little dirty, maybe get a little hog manure on them, which many of them aren’t exposed to.  It gets pretty comical; they’re diving on each other, and sometimes it kind of ends up in a little chaos.”

Greer says the carnival armband night is tonight and Saturday night.

She says they’re 18 dollars a piece and anyone who purchases an armband is eligible to win a bicycle.

For more Abingdon Community Festival information, CLICK HERE.