Yellow Pollen Street Festival in Hampton

By Diane Smith
Times Correspondent

Evangeline Jessen of Hampton enjoys a pony ride. Photo by Diane Smith

The weather cooperated and the yellow pollen was not yet in evidence for the 7th Annual Yellow Pollen Festival in Hampton, Georgia. Guests of all ages filled the cordoned-off streets, indulging in such standard festival fare as frozen lemonade, snow cones, corn dogs and funnel cakes. City councilman Willie Walls took on the role of train engineer, carefully maneuvering Hampton’s Downtown Development Authority mini train through the crowd. Shoppers visited the many vendors’ booths, ranging from Rock’s on Jewelry and Earthy Contour Essential Oils to the Life South Community Blood Mobile. Children of all ages took advantage of the spring weather, enjoying pony rides, climbing the rock wall, and daring the bungee bouncer and bouncy house.

There were many vendor booths at the Yellow Pollen Street Festival. Photo by Diane Smith