Simpsonville Fall Festival opens season

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By Lisa King

The weather was perfect for the 24th annual Simpsonville Fall Festival on Saturday.


A large crowd flocked to the city park and lined up along U.S. 60 for the annual parade in festivities that ran from sunup until after dark.

There was the traditional Purnell’s Sausage breakfast to get the day under way, more games and rides for kids in a new area designed for them. The parade featured a focus on educators in Shelby County who will serve as grand marshals.

There was a 3-on-3 basketball and a 5K run/walk/stroller roll will be a championship for corn hole and, well, mechanical bull riding and many other contests, activities and musical acts.