ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) -- The Fall Festival in Ardmore kicked off Friday for its 19th year. The festival gives shoppers the chance to get Christmas shopping started, and for vendors, an opportunity to get their name out.

"I just started my business a month ago and I come here every year so I wanted to set up and be a part of it," said Madison King. "I love people so I'm proud to be here."

The Fall Festival has grown over the years, drawing buyers and sellers from across Oklahoma and surrounding states. Last year, more than 8,000 people came to Ardmore for the three-day event.

One veteran vendor from Gainesville, Texas, has seen the out-of-state exposure help her business grow.

"We have a lot of repeat customers because we are a food company," said Michelle Kizzek. "People get used to our food and want to come back, thankfully."

As the festival continues over the weekend, the draw to Texoma will be beneficial to vendors, along with the family appeal.

"Everybody's got a piece of the pie, so to speak," Kizzek said. "There's something for the kids and everyone else. It's just a good time."