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Falls Fest Preparations Underway

On Thursday, Wichita Falls Parks & Recreations crews began setting up tents, concert stages, lighting, booths and place garbage cans for the 29th Annual Falls Festival. The event takes place at Lucy Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Newschannel 6 talked with Falls Fest steering committee members about Texoma's Best Festival and this year there are a couple of changes. The biggest, festival goers will only have one day to enjoy all the fun, food and music.

"The past two years, we had a lot of weather issues and then with us being in a drought, we wanted to decrease the amount of impact we had on the park,” said Stephanie Taylor, Co-Director of Falls Fest 2014.

Despite the festival being downsized to one day this year event organizers said they still managed to bring in a few new activities.

“We have Falls Fury, an obstacle course, agility and heavy lifting competition, a run on the new Cycler Cross Course, and we have our Nuts and Bolts Motorcycle Run," said Taylor.

Throughout the day, on its smaller stages, there will have a battle of the bands competition, dance groups performing and much more.

If you plan on attending the festival, here's what you need to know for parking. The City's impound lot located on Sunset Street near Lucy Park will have limited spaces available to park. Festival goers can also park at the MPEC and city buses will transport them to the festival grounds.

Pre-sale tickets are $8 and you can get them at Cells-U-More, Market Street and Sheppard Activity Center. Anyone that purchases a ticket to the fair can also get into the Wichita Falls Wildcat hockey game for free.

Tickets at the gate will be $10 and $12 after 5 p.m.

For more information about Falls Fest, visit fallsfest.org   

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6

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