From tiny tots in autumn gear and proud parents escorting them to youngsters in head-to-toe costumes and teens selling sweets, smiling faces of all ages descended on the square in downtown Stephenville Saturday for the annual Fall Festival.

"The chamber provides this family fun event for the community to enjoy," Stephenville Chamber of Commerce July Danley said. "It is a chance to create memories during the fall season."

Among the festival's biggest hits are the Pumpkin Patch, hay rides provided by David Kincannon State Farm and the pumpkin carving and decorating table provided by the city of Stephenville.

While the festival allows various vendors to set up and display their goods, Danley said the event is also important to non-profit organizations in the community.

"It is an opportunity for a lot of our non-profit organizations and student groups to let people know what they are about and raise funds for their efforts."

Such organizations with booths at Saturday's event included the Come Eat Mobile Soup Kitchen and the Stephenville High School Debate Club.