Prairie Arts Festival draws visitors from near, far

West Point’s Prairie Arts Festival is making a name for itself.

The hundreds of area residents who attended the 31st annual festival Saturday were joined by many out-of-state visitors, drawn to the festival through tales of good food, entertainment and shopping opportunities.

Bernice Oates, of Atlanta, first heard about the festival 10 years ago, from family in the area.

“We make it a habit to be here,” she said Saturday. “They’ve got good things to buy and the food is good, very good.

“And they have alligator on a stick,” she added, laughing.

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The Commercial Dispatch