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Families flock to Olde Town Fall Festival

Thousands came out in the sparkling, cool fall weather for the 33rd annual Olde Town Fall Festival.

Families browsed more than 120 booths of arts and crafts vendors, non-profits, activities, games and foods and enjoyed live entertainment, costume contests, and more.

This year's kids costume contest winner was Reid Booker, who came dressed as Cinderella in her blue ballgown. Participants included Sadie Dulay, dressed as a splendid blue and green peacock, Paden Welch in his very own Dukes of Hazzard General Lee, Olyvia Leonard, a Mardis Gras princess ready to party, Owen Davis as a pirate, Lucy Davis as a dancing cowgirl with spunky red boots, and Joseph Zappa, who floated by in an original but practical costume as a beautiful blue jellyfish.

The winner of this year's dog costume contest was the Great Dane/Chihuahua duo Rags and Sprite, dressed as witches, owned by Lori Todd of Mutts and More animal rescue. Participants included Booby, dressed as a pink princess, owned by Doris Bowens; Christian the pirate dog, owned by Alisha Wallace; Daisy the Cocker Spaniel dressed as Pooh Bear and her owner Yuka Katsumori, dressed as Tigger. 

The Rockdale Historical Society also celebrated the 30th anniversary of successfully bringing back the Dinky train engine to Conyers. The festival was started in 1980 as a way to highlight Conyers-Rockdale's history and Olde Town area.

Here are a few scenes from the day. Check back later for more pictures from attendees who stopped by the Rockdale News booth.