The October Fall Festival: Crafts, carvers and the 'Candy Lady'

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (WYMT) - When you think of festivals, crafts, music and candy are just some of the things that come to mind.

Here at The October Festival in Corbin owner Sandra Grega is the 'Candy Lady'. For the past 25 years, she has made candy using her own recipes. Her family has participated in festivals since 1970.

"It's pretty much a full-time job," says Gregar.

Her father, Alex Grega, was known as the 'Cotton Candy Man'.

"Yes, he made cotton candy every year. And this is when he would give them all out," said one festival-goer. "My kids still remember him."

Continuing the family tradition with no intent to stop, this will be her fifth year at the October Festival.

But what kinds of candy does the 'Candy Lady' have? Homemade pumpkin rolls, carrot cake, white oatmeal no bakes, chocolate brownies, white chocolate oreo balls, peanut butter rolls, bourbon balls, orange creme fudge brownies, and even banana bread.

Her bestseller is the peanut butter roll. "Everybody comes from all over the place," said Grega.

All in the midst of fun she shared she always wants to make a difference in everything she does.

"As a family, we always have a non-profit organization that we help with. So it was my choice and I help with the Shriners of Laurel County."

Monday is the last day of the festival. It ends at 8 p.m.