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Sunday will actually be the last day of a big three-day event at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

The Covered Bridge Festival began Friday and if you like arts and crafts this is the place to be.

Hundreds and hundreds of people filled Knoebels Amusement Resort not for the rides, but for the 29th annual Covered Bridge and Arts Festival.

Ed McCourt traveled all the way from New Jersey for the event.

"We like the atmosphere, the people are nice, the food is great, the vendors are terrific and the prices are reasonable," added McCourt.

It features 25 food vendors and nearly 300 crafters.

Terri Wood is one of the several crafters and said she is excited to see the large crowd of people.

"Big turn out so, selling a lot of high ticket items which is great and I'm happy," said Wood.

Part of the festival is a tour of 14 covered bridges.

The covered bridges are what Cheri Lamont came to see.

"It's history its beauty and in the fall with the trees and everything. You can't beat it. You stand there and look at the bridge the water rippling underneath it just gives you a good feeling," added Lamont of Selinsgrove.

Even though it's the off-season some rides will be open this weekend at Knoebels. Spokesperson for the amusement park Joe Muscato said this was a good season for business. The warm dry summer brought increased business about 10 percent.

"The weather was with us maybe a little too hot at times, but over all it was warm. It didn't rain as much as the previous season so we had a nice season and good crowds," added Muscato.

Again, the Covered Bridge and Arts festival runs through Sunday at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

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