Thousands flock to Ocean Springs for the Peter Anderson Festival

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Thousands flocked to the streets of Downtown Ocean Springs Saturday for the 35th Annual Peter Anderson Festival.

With more than 400 vendors, the beautiful weather adds to the already great atmosphere.

There is no admission fee, just a $2 encouraged donation. It's all the arts, crafts and food a heart a could desire.

"Oil here, original oil," said local artist Craig Brumfield. "Shrimp, good old white shrimp."

Brumfield has had a booth at the Peter Anderson festival every year for 15 years. But, he said, he knows this year will be the best.

"I love it, it's always good," said Brumfield. "This kind of weather that you get. You pray for this kind of weather."

"I think people enjoy the romance of just looking at the sailboats," said artist Jean McKee discussing her artwork. "Everybody's favorites are the crabs."

This is McKee's 16th year at the festival. Something, she said, wouldn't be possible without her other half.

"Whatever needs to be done, he helps get me set up and he's the one that takes the money and I'm the one that paints," said McKee.

"She's the one that spends the money, too," responded her husband Harry McKee.

Of course, the delicious food was a staple of the festival. Mann Kettle corn was the favorite to many festival veterans.

As the streets fill up and the music grows louder the only question at hand: Does it get any better than this?

Festivities continue Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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