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47th Annual Centre Fall Festival a Great Success

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News

CENTRE - What a beautiful day it was with such a great turnout this past weekend Saturday, October 1 at the 47th Annual Centre Fall Festival.

It was truly tons of fun for the whole family, from performances by the what-a-dance studio, a ventriloquist, and music from local artists.

PHOTOS: Images from Kids Fun Run and Fall Festival Parade Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

A children's fun run began at 9 a.m. near the courthouse, with categories for youngsters from 3 to 13 years of age. A parade began at 10:30 a.m. with Centre Boy Scouts of America Troop 247 being Grand Marshal, a marching band, numerous walking units, antique vehicles and tractors, trucks from Centre Fire Department, cars from Centre Police Department, and horses and buggies.

PHOTOS: Images from Centre Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

There were around 140 various vendors and activity sites that offered food of many types, arts and crafts, clothing, holiday decorations, and more. 

PHOTOS: Ventriloquist performing in front of the courthouse, Mickey, Minnie, and Friends greeting and taking pictures with kids, inflatables at the Fall Festival for the kids, and a small train ride for adults and kids.

A ventriloquist entertained the community across from the courthouse. There was also a small train ride for children and adults. In front of the old middle school were inflatables along with Mickey, Minnie, and friends to greet the little ones and have your photo taken with them.

The Cherokee County Historical Museum was open, with free admission throughout the festival hours. It features several expanded exhibits.

The Fall Festival began in 1975 as part of Cherokee County's two-year celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial.  

The event originally was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The Spirit of Cherokee organization took over as a sponsor in 1995, and for the past decade, the City of Centre has sponsored the fall event. 

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