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Falls Fest 2014

Falls Fest 2014

 Wichita Falls is celebrating 29 years of Falls Fest, one of Texoma's biggest events. The Junior League Club of Wichita Falls kicked off the event in the mid 80's and its been an annual tradition for the city ever since. Lindsay Greer is the JLCWF President.
"Last year we did move it to MPEC at the last minute because of the forecast for rain, but we did listen to the public and we are bringing it, we brought it back to the park this year," said Lindsay Greer.
The Fall Fest offered food, fun activities like a petting zoo and a zip line course. The festival also held its own volleyball tournament. According to Judy Garret who runs the tournament, it's been an annual event at the festival for nearly 25 years.
"We're about halfway through over here and we will have playoffs after that," said Garret.
There were also opportunities for festival goers to check out some amateur acoustic music. While the amateurs practiced, the pros prepared to take the main stage.
"I've been with the group for about six months, but Stoney has been on the road for about 10 years now. I'm definitely a new guy for sure," said Stoney Larue & The Arsenals Drummer, Cody Banks.
The group plays a red-dirt-country-jam style of music that's become popular in Texoma and most of the United States.
Over the last 29 years Falls Fest has helped raise over 1.6 million dollars for the city of Wichita Falls. That's an average of $55 thousand plus every year it's been held. Tickets are $12 Saturday night.
Jack Carney, Newschannel6

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