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Charmain Z. Brackett Correspondent
Outdoor festivals are at the top of the to-do list around the area this weekend.
The 20th Annual Oliver Hardy Festival is slated for Saturday in Harlem, Ga., the birthplace of Oliver Hardy.
More than 35,000 people from all over the globe descended on Harlem last year to pay tribute to the comedic duo of Laurel and Hardy.
The festival begins at 9 a.m. Events throughout the day include Laurel and Hardy look-alike contests, Laurel and Hardy movies, Stan and Ollie skits and a barbecue dinner fundraiser for the Laurel and Hardy museum.
About 350 arts and crafts exhibitors will display their works.
There will be a children's parade at 9 a.m. and another parade at 10 a.m. Admission to the festival is free.
For more information, call (706) 556-0043 or visit http:// www.harlemga.org/ohfest.htm.
20th Annual Oliver Hardy Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Media reports over 35,000 in attendance
Admission: Free! Parking: Free! Public is welcome!
Schedule of Events:
Children's Parade at 9:00 a.m.
Parade at 10:00 a.m.
Arts & Crafts booths open all day
Laurel & Hardy Museum
Ollie & Stan Skits
Laurel & Hardy Movies
BBQ Dinner - Fundraiser for
The Laurel & Hardy Museum
Kiddie Rides and Games
Other events to be announced.
Much, Much More! This all day event entertains visitors from everywhere.
To get to Harlem, take Exit #183, the Harlem/Appling exit, south from I-20. View Map
For more information, call
or write to:
Oliver Hardy Festival
PO. Box 99
Harlem, Georgia 30814
& Entry Application
"Here's another fine mess you've gotten yourself into!" Oliver Hardy would have most likely said about the Festival honoring him. Harlem, a small town west of Augusta, is the birthplace of Oliver Hardy, the larger side of Laurel and Hardy, that most famous comedy duo that made successful comedy films for decades.
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