Village Fest was a success

Alex Rivera, Reporter


Local vendors, breweries, and wineries all made their way once again to the Kern County Museum for the annual Village Fest festival on Sept. 12.

Village Fest was another soldout event with tickets being limited to the first 4,500 guests at $73 per ticket. The Kern County Museum had no choice but to send many people waiting in line home due to the venue reaching its full capacity.

The ticket prices seemed high to many local residents for only four hours, but with a purchase of a ticket, it included 16 acres of fun. It included 5 stages for 17 bands, unlimited beer and wine, samples from 60 plus breweries and 30 plus wineries, as well as unlimited food samples from 30 local restaurants. It’s no wonder many residents pile up and wait for Bakersfield’s party of the year.

This year’s Village Fest offered a sports tent for partygoers to watch and enjoy sporting events occurring during the festival, but while the event mainly focuses on live entertainment, beer, and food there is much more to it.

All the proceeds from Village Fest ticket sales go to the non-profit organization, C.A.R.E. (Children’s Advocates Resource Endowment), whom raises money for children charities in Kern County.

The high ticket pricing didn’t concern many who attended because many came with the knowledge that the money would help our local charities.

Village Fest is not only Bakersfield’s biggest party we have once a year, but it is also one of the biggest fundraisers for all of our local children charities.