The village center of New Milford is typically a busy place come weekend as area residents, their guests and tourists come to town to dine, see a movie and shop.

Bank Street, Railroad Street and environs were especially the place to be Oct. 7.

In spite of chilly temps and the threat of rain, many hundreds arrived that afternoon to enjoy the fourth annual Harvest Festival.

Hosted this year by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce, the five-hour event featured Bank Street closed to traffic during the festivities.

Due to the weather, the dog costume parade sponsored by Barkery Boo'tique was postponed to Oct. 21 and the stage performances scheduled for Bank Street were offered at Fine Line Theatre Arts, Daniel's Dining Car and Sole Cafe.

There was plenty more to do for festival patrons, including live music, dancing, children's activities, shopping and great food.

For more information and a list of Chamber events, visit www.newmilford-chamber.com/calendar.html.

For more photos, visit www.newmilfordspectrum.com.

Photography by Norm Cummings