FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Labor Day weekend marked the return of some popular festivals throughout the Wabash Valley.

Monday is the last day of the Little Italy Festival in Clinton and vendors reflected on another successful year for the event.

Steve Dalton, owner of Italian Beef, said he noticed a big turnout for the festival, which offers a wide variety of fun activities.

“Big turnout, big parade, grape stomping, spaghetti eating contest, mustache contests, Italian singers. It’s been really good,” says Dalton.

Christine Dietz, owner of Citrus Sensations, said this was their eighth year at the festival and she enjoys seeing familiar faces.

“[It’s] just tradition for people to come out and do things that their grandparents brought them out to do,” says Dietz.

Meanwhile, in Casey, Illinois, the annual Popcorn Festival is also wrapping up on Monday.

Popcorn Festival Committee Vice President Shane Todd said this year’s event was one of the best they’ve had with 22 food trucks, more market vendors, and more room for concertgoers to enjoy live music.

“It’s been very positive feedback so far. They loved the fireworks last night. The new layout has been very positive. More room for everybody to sit for the entertainment and plenty of food trucks. They like the market, so very positive feedback so far,” says Todd.

Todd also mentioned the committee will begin planning for next year’s Popcorn Festival in November.