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27th Okatoma Fest attracts thousands to Covington County

Vendors sell their wares at the 27th annual Okatoma Festival Saturday. Photo credit WDAM. Vendors sell their wares at the 27th annual Okatoma Festival Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
COLLINS, MS (WDAM) -

Thousands of people traveled to Covington County Saturday to celebrate the annual Okatoma Festival. 

The event featured dozens of vendors selling arts and crafts and food.  Lots of carnival rides were available for kids and live music was provided on two stages.

Both visitors and vendors say it's a great place to be in early May. 

"It's been good, it's been good, I have no complaints," said Dennis Beasley, a food vendor from Covington County. "Everybody is happy, the ribs are selling good," he said.   

"We've been busy, the weather's been wonderful," said Shasta Sanford, another food vendor from Collins. "We've had breezes when we need them, it just been a great day."  

"(I'm) just coming and looking and seeing what I can find, food and stuff for one thing," said Nina McCollum, of Mt. Olive, who was visiting the festival with several members of her family. 

It was the 27th year for the festival.   

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