Fall into tradition with annual festival


Fiddles, pie eating and hay show marked fair

Larry Gee (left) enjoys a joke with J.E. Tyree as he takes over the reins as manager of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Tom Wright in the Sept. 4, 1971 Hopkins County Echo
The Hopkins County Fall Festival is a time-honored tradition with many activities remaining the same since 1970 and an emphasis on both fun and local agriculture. The festival celebrated its inaugural run Oct. 2 and 3, 1970 at the former City Park (now Buford Park), according to the Hopkins County Echo. The National Guard Armory, which now sits as a hay barn on a private property, was the site…

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