IMAGES | New Albany kicks off Harvest Homecoming 2018 with a parade

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- One of New Albany's most popular fall traditions kicks off with a parade.

Hundreds of people turned out for opening ceremonies for the city's 51st annual Harvest Homecoming festival.

The opening ceremonies were held Saturday morning at Seventh and Spring Streets complete with the singing of the anthem and a parade.

Dozens of booths line the streets filled with things from food to face painting. The festival's theme this year is pumpkin bash. 


Parade emcee Vernon Niemeier says the festival has grown. "This used to be a small parade on Thursday night, now it's a big parade on Saturday. It's growing every year it's gets bigger and bigger every year. People come back home from out of town to be here for Harvest Homecoming. Students come back from colleges just to go to Harvest Homecoming."

The festival continues all week and booth days run next Friday through Sunday.

For a complete schedule of events, visit the Harvest Homecoming website.

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