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The little flag waver in the photo above greeted all the entries in the Kuttawa BBQ on Barkley festival last Saturday afternoon.

More festivals upcoming for fall weekend ahead

REGIONAL- (October 9, 2012) Three major community festivals competed for the public’s attention over the weekend and two more await this coming weekend. Festival goers had an opportunity to enjoy the fall community festivals in Aurora, Smithland and Kuttawa. Each of the towns hosted their annual community festivals.

Aurora Country Days Festival one of the oldest continuous fall festivals along the lakes entertained visitors all weekend long. Smithland and Kuttawa hosted festivals with Smithland’s Octoberfest held on Saturday while Kuttawa’s BBQ on Barkley had a weekend full of activities for both local people and visitors to the lakes area.

This coming weekend Grand Rivers will host the 35th annual Hunter’s Moon Festival that has events that run from Thursday’s beauty contest until Sunday. The Hunter’s Moon Festival features a parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday and the ever popular “Taste of the Lakes” during the day at Little Lake Park.

Cadiz will host their annual Ham Festival this weekend as well. That event has been drawing festival goers for decades.

Grand Rivers Hunter’s Moon Festival offers arts and crafts and many local firms will be offering specials. There are always lots of musical entertainment and all sorts of booths. The parade at Hunter’s Moon is one of the largest in the lakes area during the fall and features unique entries, floats, a color guard from the Grand Lakes Fire Department and all kinds of unique cars, vintage tractors and motorcycles.

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The crowd got free frisbees at Kuttawa's BBQ on Barkley this past Saturday.

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The Livingston Central High School band marched in the Smithland Octoberfest parade last Saturday and are expected to march in the Hunter's Moon Parade this coming Saturday.