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Festival bigger, better for 2011 – ThisWeek News Article

By GARY BUDZAK Monday September 12, 2011 8:58 AM Download a PDF version of this article.

A fifth stage and more breathing room are part of this weekend’s 26th annual Old Hilliardfest.

“We are going to stretch a little farther down Main Street to North Street than we ever did before,” said festival chairman Ed Daniel. “We’ve added a stage just for entertainment around the art fair.”

“We wrote a grant with Greater Columbus Arts Council, and they gave us funding to do acoustical music (on the new stage),” said Christy Clark, executive director of Destination Hilliard, which has helped the festival’s organizers.

In addition to Friday evening’s concerts and the “Friday Night Lights” event (see page A7), there’s a whole slate of free activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.