The Loblolly Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in October and celebrates Laurels heritage as a sawmill town. Vendors from several states, artists, and craftsmen set up shop in the streets of downtown Laurel for this one day event. Live music of various genres can be heard throughout the day. Food ranges from your first funnel cake of the fall to corn dogs, chicken on a stick and every variety of festival food imaginable. Our lovable lumberjack, Mr. Loblolly, visits with the crowd and will stop for a photo op, too.