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Thousands flock to South Boston’s annual Harvest Festival

South Boston couldn’t have ordered a more perfect day than Saturday to hold its annual Harvest Festival.

With temperatures in the low 90s, crowds flocked to Downtown South Boston for the annual festival.

According to Festival Coordinator Sara Davis, beautiful fall weather, a large contingent of vendors and an ever-growing variety of entertainment drew a great crowd to the event. Crowds approached 10,000 during the daylong festival.

“Everything went well all day, and we were very pleased with the success of the event,” said Davis. “It was a steady crowd all day.

“We filled up our additional street because of the vendors calling on into September asking for spaces,” she added.

Musicians, balloon sculptors, craftsmen and food vendors made the day a big success as they lined the streets. Thousands of people young, old and in between meandered down Main Street and soaked in the atmosphere, Davis said.

The kiddie rides and games were a hit, while others tried their hands at pumpkin painting and scarecrow making. 

As usual, there were long lines for the cinnamon rolls, Skedaddle and Chaz, she added.

“Some just ate — the gyros, chicken on a stick, crabcake sandwiches, ice cream, — that filled the air with the delicious odors from the vendors along the street,” Davis said.

“Not only were the visitors happy with the events of the day, but the vendors were quite pleased also,” the festival coordinator added.

“Everyone enjoyed the entertainment on all three stages, and all in all, we had a great day in Downtown South Boston,” Davis said.