Play' in Possum in Rhonesboro

The traditional celebration of a common Texas critter was held in the small Upshur county town of Rhonesboro today.

It was the 21st annual and very unusual, Rhonesboro Possum Festival. The fall fun was complete with music, hayrides, and of course the guest of honor, the possum.

The history of the event goes that it began as something of a joke. Now everyone gets involved in the fun.

There was a little of everything for visitors, and the little festival that started out as nothing more than parody, has grown each year since its inception. Over 2 thousand tickets were sold to the event.