HOBGOOD — Locals gathered for the Hobgood Cotton Festival on Saturday with live music, vendors and food.

According to information, the annual event is celebrated on the second Saturday in October, which celebrates the area’s cash crop each year.

According to a town employee, Saturday marked the 19th year, with last year being shorter than usual and with limited vendors.

However, people still turned out to see the festivities with the Eli Craig Band jamming out some tunes.

Tierra Harris of Hobgood was with her cousin, Jose Anthony, and said the event was great and she tries to come every year.

“Being that our town is really small, it’s good to see us come together and do stuff like this and have a great time,” she said.

Anthony got himself some local peanuts and said it was his first time at the festival and he came just to get out.

“It’s a nice day and everybody seemed friendly,” he said. “So far it’s come along OK.”

Anthony said he bought himself a T-shirt that read, “Feel good, look good, Hobgood.” He said he is from Baltimore and hopes to return next year for the event.