Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Holly Harris of Acting Up Theater makes a balloon poodle for Chloe Pates, 3, of Loganville at the third annual Snellville Fall Festival at the Snellville Town Green on Saturday.
SNELLVILLE -- Thousands of Snellville residents showed up in force Saturday at the third annual Snellville Fall Festival, partaking in food, games, contests and various booths.
The festival featured multiple contests, including costume, pumpkin carving and baking.
For resident Mark Faulkner, the atmosphere was exactly what he was looking for with his two kids -- 4-year-old Wesley and 7-year-old Savannah.
"We saw some signs for it and thought it would be fun for the afternoon," Faulkner said.
Faulkner couldn't help but smile when both kids won their age divisions in the costume contest, as Savannah, wearing a purple dress, was happy to talk about her win, while her brother, dressed as a pirate, continued playing.
"See, I won first place, too," she said.
Outside of the costume contest, the festival featured multiple local restaurants with booths allowing residents to get a taste of local flavors.
Then there was the entertainment, which included Celtic Dance Company, an Acting Up Theater puppet show and Fineline Band. Inflatables were also available for kids, with parents watching as their kids seemed to be having a blast.
For Faulkner, the multiple events the city puts on are great for him and his family.
"I grew up in Snellville and Snellville Days used to be it," he said. "But, that was back when we didn't have the town green. The city was a little disjointed in terms of activities before the town green. It's nice to have a lot more community events. It feels more like a community with all of the events that are put on here."