The Neosho Fall Festival kicked off in the city's town square Saturday. There was no shortage of hot cider and pumpkins on hand as people took in the festivities. A few folks even learned how to square dance on the square to pass the time. City leaders say people look forward to the festival all year. The Newton County Historical Society also took part in the day. Volunteers helped kids churn their own butter, showing them how it was done in the days before stores. Organizers say teaching kids about the past will also help them in the future. Neosho city leaders expect more than 7,000 people to attend the fall festival this year.