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The 26th annual Forsythia Festival was in full bloom this weekend.

There were corn dogs, chicken on a stick, and fried goodness.

Andyou can't leave out the homemade ice cream. The menu for the Forsythia Festival was bigger than ever.

"Some are very loyal vendors who have been here many many years. And we have some very new vendors that we are excited about this year," says Chamber of Commerce President Darlene McLendon.

About 120 vendors took over the streets of Forsyth. With sunny weather, the festival is expected to draw about 20,000 people this weekend.

"There are certainly more people who come out every year. But it's a very family friendly atmosphere," says Idus Smith from Bolingbroke.

He spent the day with his family who made the drive from Sylvester, Ga.

It's a tradition they celebrate every year because it also falls on a very special day.

"The Forsythia Festival is around the 10th and that's my birthday so we all come for my birthday," says Smith.

"She remembered everything about it from last year. And has been looking forward to coming back for several weeks," says Jenny Worn who was carrying her daughter.

From music at one end of the street to toy land at the other, the square was filled with activities the whole family could enjoy.

If you missed out on the fun Saturday, you can catch up Sunday. Visit the Forsythia Festival's website for a schedule of events.

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