Texas Reds Festival Wraps Up with Rain, Fun

By: Natasha Sweatte Email
By: Natasha Sweatte Email

Despite Saturday's morning rain, locals flocked to Downtown Bryan for the 7th Annual Texas Reds Festival.

"It's the highlight of the whole year," said Karen Fulfer and her friend Helen Schneider of Huntsville.

"I think every winery brought a different wine this year; I sound like a wino," Fulfer joked. "I like the variety that they brought."

Saturday was Nikki Achord's first time to attend the festival and said she was pleasantly surprised.

"I heard about it, that it was a wine festival and when we got here, we were surprised just how many vendors and boutiques were set up," said Achord.

Jamie McCaskill volunteered at the Bouncy House, where she spent quality time with the many youngsters who joined their parents. McCaskill also appeared to have fun with Abrahman Chavez, who appeared to be a big kid himself as he was excited about the festival's various treats.

"Got lots of free food," Chavez joked.
News 3: "What was your favorite?"

"Stuffed jalapenos," said McCaskill.
"Uh, I like the sausage," said Chavez.

Bryan's Deputy City Manager of Community Services Joey Dunn said the event was created for every one of all ages to enjoy.

"We're going to have some great entertainment tonight; we're going to have Steve Wariner, John Conlee," said Dunn. "All day on the South Stage is Bryan ISD and the kids are performing," said Dunn. Although Saturday's thunderstorms caused Wariner's and Conlee's performances to be cancelled, festival officials said tickets bought for Saturday's concert will be honored at the rescheduled show.

Restaurants opened their doors with extended menus, as well as big screen televisions for Aggie fans to watch the game, until Mother Nature settled down.

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