Thousands gather at Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — The smell of food and excitement filled the air at Downtown Square Ocala on Saturday.

Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival, sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc., attracted approximately 8,000 people. That is 3,000 more people than last year’s estimate.

The festival included trick-or-treating, dancing, face painting, games, a haunted house, music, food, and much more.

More than 130 vendors took part in the event.

“We couldn’t have made this happen without the vendors. So please, everyone, walk around, spend money, and support your local vendors,” Amy Alicea, owner of Extension Dance Studio said while addressing the crowd.”  She added, “And everyone who is watching these dancers tonight need to join in next year and help break Ocala’s record.”

Although Thrill the World Ocala, an annual attempt at the Largest Simultaneous Dance with Michael Jackson’s Thriller didn’t break last year’s record, one thing is for certain; everyone who participated in the event had a great time.

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