Crowds flock to Fall Festival

NEW CASTLE – The streets were filled in downtown New Castle for the 30th annual Fall Festival on Oct. 13. There was apple-cider making, foods of all kinds, music, horses and other animals to pet and ride, antique autos in the always popular Marshall Reynolds Antique Auto Show – including a light blue beauty Reynolds used to drive around town – and crafts and educational displays.

One unique sight was Zoe Sowers, wearing a T-shirt her mom, Nikki, wore to the first Fall Festival 30 years ago.

Crowds flock to the annual Craig County Fall Festival on Oct. 13. Photo by Patrick Old

Members of the Craig County Historical Society reported the festival which is a fundraiser for the society, was a great success. About 110 spaces on the street were rented, 50 cars were shown off in the auto show, and sunny weather prevailed.

David Lamb, who brings his horses down from Orange County for folks at the festival to enjoy each year, donates all proceeds from his horse rides to the Historical Society. That and all other profits will go toward paying for the new Genealogy Library recently dedicated by the Historical Society, members said.

The Salem Red Sox Baseball Team’s mascot, Mugsy, came all the way from Salem to visit with Ella Ross as she worked in the Old Brick Hotel’s Sales Room.

For more photos from the Fall Festival, see the Oct. 17 print issue of The New Castle Record.


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