Tenley Summerford sits on her grandfather’s Case Tractor at during Falkville’s Fall Festival on Saturday, | Clif Knight
Tenley Summerford sits on her grandfather’s Case Tractor at during Falkville’s Fall Festival on Saturday, | Clif Knight

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Falkville Festival attracts big crowd

Published 12:16pm Monday, October 14, 2013

The Town of Falkville rolled out the red carpet for its annual Fall Festival on Saturday and the number of people who attended far exceeded expectations.

“We felt like if we held the event two weeks earlier that usual the weather would be more favorable and we’d get a bigger crowd,” said Police Chief Chris Free, who served as project chairman. “We were not disappointed on either account. We had a perfect fall weather day and the crowd was one of the largest we’ve had.

“Everything went smoothly,” he added, “and for that we’re thankful to our volunteers, merchants, merchandise and food vendors and everyone who participated.”

A new event was a 5K run. It attracted about 50 runners. Other events had record number of participants. The antique tractor show registered 54 exhibitors and the antique car show had 35 participants.

The celebration also offered free games and rides for children, courtesy of VFW Post l0774. The Park & Recreation Department provided bingo in the town’s courtroom and the library conducted a bag books sale.

Live stage entertainment was provided by the Kentucky Headhunters, a three-time CMA, ACM ands Grammy award winner.

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