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29th annual Pecan Fest kicks off in Perry County

Thousands of people are expected to visit the Fulmer Farmstead in Perry County this weekend for the 29th annual Mississippi Pecan Festival. Photo credit WDAM. Thousands of people are expected to visit the Fulmer Farmstead in Perry County this weekend for the 29th annual Mississippi Pecan Festival. Photo credit WDAM.
BEAUMONT, MS (WDAM) -

Thousands of people are visiting the Fulmer Farmstead in Perry County this weekend, to catch a glimpse at what life was like in the rural south more than 100 years ago.  

The 29th annual Mississippi Pecan Festival, which began Friday, is featuring activities like mule pulls and draft horse demonstrations and focuses on the work of blacksmiths, woodworkers and other craftsmen.

Visitors can also sample lots of different foods and shop at more than 250 vendors.

Some non-profit organizations have also set up booths. 

"I came up about 20 years ago, but it's a lot different now, it's fun," said Vada Lundy, a visitor from Grand Bay, AL.

Dale Roscom, a food vendor from Pensacola, FL, said, "It's good, we had a good start from 10 o'clock, people were already here eating, and I was surprised."  

Heather Williams, founder and president of Laurel's Southern Cross Animal Rescue, said, "We have a lot of great folks out today that are looking at our adoptable pets and we'll be here all weekend,"

For more information about the event, click here.

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