The crowd was thin, but the numbers had nothing to do with enthusiasm shown by those present.
Meki Davis, a seventh-grader at Pike County Middle School, sees herself as somewhat of an authority on the festival.
“I’ve been participating since I was little,” the 12-year-old said about the pet parade where she and her dalmatian, Connie, marched.
Meki’s aunt, Sandi Pate, was also on hand, but for a different reason.
“I came to sell caramel pecan pies,” she said.
But Pate was not the only baker present.
Jennifer McElwaney had a steady stream of customers at her Kneadful Things booth where she sold breads and sweet goods.
The festival began early with a one-mile fun run/walk and a 5K run. As the day progressed, so did the activities and entertainment, including the Kurt Jennings Duo, Eli Ingram, the Pike County School Chorus and the Hanson Family Trio.