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The Oakland Regional Chamber held its seventh annual Oakland in October festival on Oct. 3 in old downtown Oakland. Thousands of visitors came out and enjoyed the festivities including the Oakland Police Department Pancake Breakfast, Art Exhibit, Friends of Fayette County Pet Parade, Barbecue Cooking Contest, Oakland Fire Department demonstrations & bike giveaways, shopping and more. There were over 100 businesses represented. The event sponsors were The Town of Oakland, Ring, Revolution Church, Print Solutions, BancorpSouth, Hilltop Wine and Spirits, Ace Hardware of Oakland, St. Frances Medical Partners, Fayette Academy, Kindred Spirit Style and Allstate Deadrick Brittman Agent. ABOVE: OFD Chief Stephen Walls with Fireman Josh Rakowsky present Cadence Bobbit with a girls bicycle she won during a drawing sponsored by the Oakland Fire Department. ABOVE TOP: OFD Chief Stephen Walls with Fireman Josh Rakowsky present Blake Bobbit Jr with a boys bicycle he won during a drawing sponsored by the Oakland Fire Department. Photos by Jim Larkin