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Annual Clemson Welcome Back Festival scheduled for Aug. 20

Welcome Back FestivalClemson’s annual Welcome Back Festival will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, in downtown Clemson.

Sponsored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Council, the festival will feature more than 80 local vendors offering a variety of merchandise and food. College Avenue will be shut down so students and community members can wander through the various attractions.

Entry to the festival is free. Food and merchandise can be purchased with tickets that will be sold at the entrance of the festival for 50 cents apiece. The money raised will go to the Student Alumni Council Scholarship Endowment Fund. Last year, the festival raised more than $18,000 for the scholarship fund.

Clemson University President James P. Clements and Clemson Mayor J.C. Cook will speak and the Tiger mascot will be there along with a Clemson Spirit Squad to pump up the crowd.