Despite being rescheduled due to rain the square was packed with people on Monday night for Boo Fest.
"It seems we have adjusted it well and everybody still came," said Amy Ellis, executive director of Franklin-Simpson Renaissance. "The only things we weren't able to do were the inflatables and the costume contest and the Agtivities."
Although several of the activities were canceled, there were still many elements of entertainment for families and kids who attended. A fortuneteller, magician and face painter were on the square for most of the evening.
The face painter, Mark Love, has been painting for nearly 38 years and has been face painting for 15 years. Heather Garcia, a volunteer with BooFest was helping Love at his booth like holding hair out of the way.
"I think it is the most popular booth by the line," Garcia said. "It doesn't change, it doesn't get any shorter… they love the face painting."
Several kids in line picked animals they liked. Ryan Donnelly, 9, had a spider drawn on his face because he likes spiders and Kaydence Ritchison, 11, had her face painted like a dog, tongue and all.
Layla Raymer, Donnelly's older sister, took off work so she could bring her brother and sister to Boo Fest. She had volunteered last year and knew they would have fun.
Lauren Hicks, brought her son, Silas, 3, to Boo Fest because they love seeing the costumes the kids wear.
"We love Halloween, we have done this every year for the past three years and it is always a lot of fun," Hicks said.
The Gallery on the Square sponsored the pumpkin carving contest, with the entries out on display for people to see.
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"The Gallery is always excited to sponsor it and see all the creativity there is," said Lisa Deavers, executive director of the Gallery on the Square. "They are always different and always unique."
She said the rain did impact the entries they received, usually they have 40-50 entries, this year they only had 13 total entries.
The overall winner of the contest was Jessica Barnes with her Charlotte's Webb pumpkin. The category winners were in sculpted in the 21 and over category was Mitchell Brown, there were no entries in the 12 and under or 13-20 categories. In the carved category for 12 and under the winner was DJ Escue, for ages 13-20 the winner was Emily Allen and for 21 and over the winner was Naomi Dugard. For the decorated category for ages 12 and under went to Ashley Phillips, no entries for ages 13-20 and for 21 and over the winner was Angie Allen.
There were two entries in the Business category, the winner of sculpted went to Luttrell Staffing Group and the winner of carved went to the Goodnight Memorial Library.
This year the "Trail of Terror" was held inside the First United Methodist Church basement and Kim Roberts, a member of the fair board, said they worked all week on decorating the inside to make it scary.
She said the inspiration for the haunted house came from different scary movie characters, not one central theme. There was Freddy Kruger, Jason, Pennywise from the film "IT," and a few original scary characters.
"It was pretty scary, we had a quite a few people running out of there," Roberts said. "When you get adults screaming at a haunted house that is a good sign."
The haunted house had over 300 people attend, she said. In the past they have had around 100 to 150 and because of the reschedule they were expecting less visitors.
Roberts credits the success of the haunted house to the work they all did and the volunteers that came out to help them. They had high school and middle school beta members volunteer along with the FFA club, the Allstarz Dance Academy and friends come out to help them.
Ellis said the kids having fun is the most important part of the event.
"The kids don't know that part of it is missing, they are just having fun and they all came dressed up and they are every where," she said.