Preparations begin for Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival



HARTSBURG - The small town of 106 people will get approximately 50,000 visitors this weekend.The 26th annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival runs Saturday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. "There's thousands and thousands of people down here in this little town of 106 people," Leslie Martin, Hartsburg festival committee president said.The festivals' committee members started preparations Thursday by painting lines on the ground indicating where the vendors will set-up, where to put the hay bales, and where the information booth is. "Today we were marking booths for the upcoming vendors to be able to find where they're supposed to be located at," Hartsburg Festival Committee Member Jeri Cooper said. While painting lines on asphalt may seem easy, Cooper said...

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