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Farewell To FallsFest

Farewell To FallsFest

After 30 years of fun, FallsFest is coming to a close.

This will be the final year, according to the organizers, which include Junior League Of Wichita Falls, Wichita Falls Parks & Recreation and Streams and Valleys.

"We have raised almost 2 million dollars, and then we also have non profits that come out and run game booths and food booths, and then they make the profit from that as well," said Stephanie Jones.

Big name bands have come through in the past to help increase attendance. Stevie Ray Vaughn once played as a headliner in the mid-eighties. Clint Black headlines the Friday night show.

"It  takes months of planning to put all the pieces together.  At the end you have this finished product behind us, but every band has different requirements and different needs," said Danny Ahern.

Tomorrow, local hometown music heroes Bowling For Soup will close out the final FallsFest as the last music act.

The Wichita Falls East Volunteer Fire Department is one of the non-profits who will not only say goodbye to the fest but possibly a goodbye to a FallsFest favorite food, the Twisted Texas Tater.

"We don't really do it anywhere else but we are trying to figure something out so it does not go away," said Wichita Falls East Volunteer Fire Department Chief Hayden Hansen. 

Hanson went on to talk further about how his VFD has been able to generously benefit from FallsFest over the years. 

Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the gate and $15 after 5 in the afternoon.

Jack Carney, Newschannel 6

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