The annual Upton Days festival is this weekend, offering residents an opportunity to mingle, eat, play and even worship together.
It’s that aspect that makes the festival an important part of the community, said Rhonda Smith, president of the Upton Civic Club.
“It kind of brings the town together,” Smith said.
The festival begins with a 5K run at 8 a.m., a parade at 8:30 a.m. and a free breakfast at West Point Bank at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Staples including an auction, baby contest and karaoke contest return.