Great Turnout for the 13th Annual Granite City Fall Festival

November 6, 2012

Zumba during the Granite City Fall Festival.

The 13th Annual Granite City Fall Festival is in the books, and according to Elbert County Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Brooks, the festival featured another fantastic turnout.

“It was a great day; a lot of people came out. We think we had about five thousand people show up through the course of the day”, said Brooks. “It was as big, if not bigger, than last year’s festival. It was probably deemed the best fall festival we have ever had.

Brooks said that the festival had over one hundred vendors who participated this year, and talked about some things that they look to improve on for next year’s festival.

Two young ladies give the rock wall a shot.

“We always try to look at things to make it better, but generally its minor things such as having more trash cans, maybe have more variety in vendors, and avoiding duplicate vendors”, explained Brooks. “It is not any big issues we have to address, so it was just minor issues, not any real complaints.”

The chamber is already focusing on next year’s festival, said Brooks, and some vendors are already lining up to claim spots for the 14th Annual Granite City Fall Festival set for 2013.