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Familiar Faces to be Found at Norman Fest

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Norman's annual fall festival, Norman Fest, will feature a variety of vendors and musical acts from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Norman's annual fall festival, Norman Fest, will feature a variety of vendors and musical acts from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday. William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

NORMAN — The northernmost town in Richmond County is gearing up for its annual fall festival.

Norman Fest, now in its ninth year, will feature a few familiar faces in terms of musical acts and display booths on Saturday.

The Sand Band once again headlines the event, performing on the town’s outdoor stage from 7-9 p.m. Musical acts earlier in the day include the Randy Clay Band and Wayward Reason on the main stage and traditional country music in the town’s community building.


This year’s glow-in-the-dark fun run will benefit 8-year-old leukemia patient Eli Callicut.

According the registration form, the route of the “Gnat Scat” will begin at the Norman Community Building, going up U.S. 220 and onto County Line Road, then down a dirt road and onto Capel Mill Road, ending at the starting point.

Runners can register the day of the event and the registration cost is $15.

Norman Fest will also offer helicopter rides, numerous returning vendors — including Dennis Vineyards and Woodpecker Products — as well as a display booth from the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro.

Rain has been problematic for Norman Fest in the past, but the National Weather Service in Raleigh is calling for mostly sunny skies with a high of 69 degrees.

The event runs from noon to 9 p.m. and attendance is free.