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Oliver Springs is having its fifth October Sky Fall Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The festival plays off the popular movie of the same name, much of which was shot there.
This year’s festival includes a 5K race, food and craft vendors, car and quilt shows, live music throughout the day, rocket launch, a historical tour of the town and a re-enactment of the infamous Pony Cash shootout.
All proceeds from the festival benefit the Oliver Springs Historical Society and its continued effort to preserve and refurbish the old Abston Garage as the future home of the historical society and as a landmark structure that is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Oliver Springs was founded in 1821, making it one of the oldest cities in the state.
Its rich history includes a luxury hotel that burned in 1905 and murder of the Richards sisters in 1940. The town still has its 1895 train depot, which now houses the public library and archives.
For more information, contact Julia Daniel at 789-0846 or visit www.octoberskyfestival.com.
Also make sure to visit the Oliver Spring Historical Society’s website at www.oshistorical.com.