Return of Forkland Festival draws hundreds

Published 8:44 am Friday, October 21, 2022

The annual Forkland Festival at the Forkland Community Center last weekend was a huge success. Sunny skies and perfect temperatures drew hundreds to the rural community on Friday and Saturday.

Among many craft and food vendors, the festival featured a music stage, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage rides, a barrel train ride, and kids games. Saturday featured a classic car show along with a 4K run/walk.

Inside, people could bid in the silent auction on hand-made items and other things; kids could do crafts in the art room; and people could see the many historic artifacts and read about Forkland’s history, including the school.

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The night featured a bean supper and old country supper theater, which has been a Forkland tradition since the first festival 51 years ago. Actors depicted the beginnings of the Forkland festival. See more photos of the festival at