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Miss. Pecan Festival celebrates 25 years

Visitors enjoyed homemade pecan pies and other items at the 25th annual Mississippi Pecan Festival in Richton Saturday. Visitors enjoyed homemade pecan pies and other items at the 25th annual Mississippi Pecan Festival in Richton Saturday.
RICHTON, MS (WDAM) -

A Perry County festival which celebrates old-fashioned southern living is 25 years-old. The Mississippi Pecan Festival, held at the Fulmer family farm in Richton, will conclude Sunday. 

It began on Friday with about 240 vendors selling all sorts of arts and crafts, food and other items.  The event also showcases lots of farming techniques and equipment from the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

On Saturday, a heavy afternoon rain forced some events to be postponed.

"We appreciate everybody that came out, even though it rained, but we're country people...rain don't stop country people," said Jeanette Fulmer, one of the festival's founders. 

"The Fulmers are real nice people and the setting is just wonderful," said Bobby Hathorn, a musician who's played his banjo at the event for 20 years. 

"You can find all the hand-made crafts and a general store and see the mule pull and horses and it's just a good activity," said Shari McKee of Waynesboro, who's attended the festival for two years. 

About 15,000 people attend the event each year.

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