29th Okatoma Fest held in Collins

29th Okatoma Fest held in Collins

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - Thousands of people visited Collins Saturday for the 29th annual Okatoma Festival.

They enjoyed lots of different foods, live music and carnival rides.

A steady rain that started around noon interrupted the activities for about an hour, but it didn't diminish the fun that visitors had.

"We had a little rain, people scattered, but they're all coming back, vendors seem to be happy, so it's been a good day," said Marie Shoemake, executive director of the Covington County Chamber of Commerce.

"Today has been wonderful, even though it rained just a little bit, but we still stayed and enjoyed ourselves, we really did," said Cynthia Williams, who was visiting from Columbia.

"We had a wonderful day, even in the rain," said Bobbie Jo Harrell, one of the vendors at the festival. "We pulled our umbrellas out and stood in the rain, still (selling) our honey buns, our cinnamon rolls and our strawberries."

The headline act for the festival was singer and Covington County native Travis Clark.