Wichita Falls, TX - After 30 years FallsFest will be no more. The event is put on by the Junior League of Wichita Falls. The City's Parks & Recreation Department and Streams & Valleys.
FallsFest was created to promote outdoor green spaces and provide affordable entertainment in Wichita Falls. Event organizers said after much consideration they have decided to move on and create something new.
Event organizers were at Lucy Park Wednesday setting up for its bittersweet finale.
"There's a lot of sadness, but there's a lot of happiness. I mean, we put on a fully run volunteer event for 30 years. That's a pretty good, neat thing we can be able to say." said Stephanie jones, co-chair of the event and a member of the Junior League of Wichita falls.
She told Newschannel 6 a lot of thoughts were put into this decision, ranging from rising entertainment costs to man power.
"The league of our size, for us to be able to move on and start a new project we kinda have to move on from something we've done for a long time." >
The league may be closing one chapter and beginning another, but is expected to go out with a boom.
For the first time since 2011 they will have a fireworks show to wrap of both nights and the bands taking the stage are bigger than ever before.
"We've got 'Clint Black.' We've never had a huge name like that on our stage. A lot of times the big names we had, we booked them and then they got really big. And then we got 'Bowling for Soup,' a local hometown favorite," said Stephanie.
Locals new and old that are expected to attend the festival said they are sad to see it go.
"They have some great bands playing. we listen to them all the time and to have them all one venue is just awesome and I just wish they could just keep this going" said
"Friday night you got the country. Saturday night you got the rock n roll. So you kinda got everybody gets involved in that," said
The event will take place at Lucy Park, Friday 5-11 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
To purchase tickets in advance its $10 and you can purchase them online or at Cells-U-More - main location, market street and the Sheppard Air Force Base Activities Center.