As regular readers know, we live in Transylvania County, so named because the mountains and trees reminded folks of Transylvania, Romania. Perhaps because of the county name, our town goes all out for Halloween celebrations. There are couple of streets downtown so popular with trick or treaters that merchants put out collection boxes for donations to help the residents supply treats for all the little ones brought to their streets for the fun.
Halloweenfest draws us downtown every year. It is so much fun to see all the costumes and visit the street vendors. Several blocks of the intersecting main streets are barricaded for the festivities and it has a wonderful small-town flavor, the sights and smells of Halloween.
One of our flags we see as we leave our driveway
The day was unseasonably chilly. Sales of handmade scarves were high
I loved the little farmer and his John Deere tractor.
He did not let go of his little brother's hand the entire time we saw them
A fantastic Audrey at a booth selling plants
The display in front of our toy store, O.P. Taylor's
A quick visit to our Farmers Market completes our outing.
It goes without saying that I took far too many photographs of people in costume, the musicians, and the festivities. I can't imagine going back from digital to film.
It's chilly and dreary here with more rain stripping the remaining leaves from the trees. By the end of the week it will look more like early winter around here. Our rivers are high and we are under a flash flood warning as is most of Western NC and Upstate SC. I'm glad the trees are getting a drink but I'm ready for the sun to return.