Early morning rain didn’t dampen the annual October Festival in Windsor Locks Sunday, as the sun peaked from behind the clouds most of the day.
About 1,000 people visited the festival in Noden-Reed Park during the five hours it was open, Sue Barsanti, a member of the Windsor Locks Community Advisory Council, said.
“This morning when it was pouring rain I thought, oh no,” Barsanti said. “Then, when all of the vendors and crafters showed up I felt better.”
The festival included hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch; pony rides/face painting/games; crafts and displays; community programs and demonstrations; a farmer’s market; Noden-Reed House/Barn tours; and The Turkey Foot Band.
Windsor Locks Assistant Fire Chief Francis DeBella, who manned the grill at the fire department’s refreshment stand, said there was a good turnout.
“It really was,” DeBella said.
Council member Hallie Wong said there were 20 crafts people and the farmer’s market was popular.
The festival ran out of the free pumpkins for each child by about 1 p.m, Barsanti said.
“It was a successful day,” Barsanti said.