9/28/2013 7:01 PM
by Joe Hellriegel
PRINCETON - For the last seven years downtown Princeton has held a celebration to welcome in the new season of autumn. Saturday, the city continued the tradition by holding the 8th Annual Princeton AutumnFest.
"It's so big this year and everybody's having a wonderful time," said Evelyn Skeens.
Festivals and fairs are common this time of year but few compare to the 8th Annual Princeton AutumnFest which filled the streets with entertainment and family fun including a car show.
"It's our big event we've got about 6 blocks here with vendors cars and everything on it but it's a celebration for the end of the summer and the beginning of autumn," said Byron Anderson.
The range from classic cars to cars that are barley street legal drew a crowd but some had their eyes on something else.
There's the car show, there's the music, there's little horses riding around and there's plenty of people to pack the streets but maybe most importantly there's food and people say sometimes you just have to grub.
"Food is always a part of everything important, everything in life, we celebrate with food," said Owner of Almost Heaven Bakery, Betty Strock.
And a celebration it was. On every corner festival goers greeted the food with open arms, or better yet, open stomachs.
"The food, so we come up here to get something to eat, we've been walking ever since about 9:45 a.m.," said Evelyn Skeens.
"I had people out here at 7 o'clock, I was here at 6 o'clock baking biscuits so I've seen people out here wondering the streets and I had people who wanted to eat at 8 o'clock this morning," said Strock.