Paine College Gets Ready For FREE Community Festival: PaineFest 2011

Posted by ncarter | 10/4/2011 06:34 AM

(Augusta, GA)- Paine College will host its annual PaineFest event, October 22, 2011 on the campus of Paine College from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The eagerly anticipated PaineFest is an annual campus event that occurs during the month of October. PaineFest is designed to bring people together of all ages and backgrounds to engage in activities that connect the Paine College community with the broader community through its core values of excellence, appreciation of heritage, integrity, fiscal responsibility and service. This year’s theme is “Going from Good to Great in the Community”.

Last year, the event attracted more than 1,500 visitors. This year the College expects a much larger crowd.
"The institution wants to go from good to great in the community. We want to be good neighbors,” said Brandon Brown, vice president of Institutional Advancement.  “Events such as this allow us to share with the community the direction that Paine College is moving.”

All PaineFest events are designed for the CSRA community to enjoy. Admission is FREE and open to the public. The College has teamed up with several churches, schools and community groups to plan events that will be fun and enlightening. The community is invited the to register for the Stage Exhibitions, which will feature performances from aspiring dancers, singers, and choirs. Local cooks and restaurants can register and compete in The Great Barbeque Cook-Off Competition.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their families to enjoy the free festivities. There will be a special Painefest Tribute to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and Enlisted Soldiers scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. on the campus of Paine College.  The tribute will feature Disciples of Praise – a 40-voice acappella make chorus, and Abatsu African American Drummers and Dancers. 

"It’s our way of saying thank you to the Augusta community,” Brown said. “One of the things we’ve done is really look at the dedication and commitment our troops have made — engage and talk with soldiers, interview them, and we really want to recognize these soldiers."  

Children can look forward to the Children’s Art Village sponsored by Wells Fargo, will include face-painting, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, inflatable and much more. Adults can enjoy food court, vendors’ court, art exhibition and book signings by Georgia and South Carolina Authors.


Please visit for additional information.

To register for the Great BBQ Cook-Off, Stage Exhibitions or to become a vendor call (706) 396-7591. For more information, contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at (678) 215-8576 or

See attached PaineFest 2011 event schedule.

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