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Celebrate autumn at the annual Lula fall festival
Face painting
Brody Doker of Lula gets his face painted by Olivia Hardesty during the Lula Fall Festival at Lula Train Depot on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. - photo by Austin Steele

Looking for a way to celebrate the start of fall? Lula has the festival for you.

The Lula-Belton Historical Society is once again hosting the annual festival from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Lula Train Depot. 

President of the Lula-Belton Historical Society, Amy Cornett, said she is excited to bring the festival back after its cancelation last year due to COVID-19.

“We have a big heart for the community,” she said. “First and foremost it’s to help bring the community together and get to spend time with each other doing something fun and something that’s memorable.”

This year there will be around 70 vendors at the festival selling a large variety of items including crafts, jewelry, candles, folk art, pottery, keychains, tumblers and custom T-shirts.

Lula’s annual fall festival

When: Noon-9 p.m. Oct. 1; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 2

Where: 5911 Wall St., Lula 

Several food trucks will be at the festival selling everything from barbecue to Vietnamese food. And several bakers will be selling pastries and desserts.

There will be a small petting zoo, a cake walk, bounce houses and a dunk tank providing the opportunity to drop Lula Mayor Jim Grier into the water below. 

“I love small town festivals,” Cornett said. “I think it’s beautiful and it is memorable.”

One of the main events of the festival will be an old-fashioned street dance from 6-9 p.m. Friday for everyone to enjoy live music. 

Local singers and songwriters also will be performing throughout the festival including Starr Phipps, Whitney Rylee, Doug Harrel & Ken Forrester, Mason Parker, Southern Stone Band, Sarah Justus, Steve Sanders, Kimberly Dean and the North Hall High School Jazz Band.

The historical society is encouraging people to come out and celebrate with them as this is one of the events that helps fund conservation of the historical cemetery in Lula.

“We just look forward to everybody coming,” Cornett said.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the festival with regular sanitation at game booths. Masks and social distancing are recommended.

For more information, visit the Facebook page of the Lula Fall Festival or call 770-316-3750.

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