2019 Bakersfest well attended, organizers say

Times photos / Bruce Roberts. Great weather helped make Bakersfest a success Saturday as craft and food booth vendors were plentiful at Pride Park.

Dwayne Bales had signs for sale Saturday at Bakersfest. Bales was one of several vendors offering their wares at the festival; a city-wide yard sale, also part of the festival, was another popular attraction.

The West Plains Car Club participated in Bakersfest Saturday with several classics. The car show is always one of the most popular events at the festival.

The pavilion at Bakersfield’s Pride Park was a happening place Saturday as a large crowd gathered to celebrate the 2019 Bakersfest.

The 21st annual Bakersfest was a success, organizers say, with large crowds and a lot of events throughout the day Saturday.

The festival, which has grown over the years, included a big car show, giveaways, food and sno-cone booths and several craft and vendor booths, along with music,  games and yard sales around town.

Several school classes set up game booths, and the Bakersfield FFA held a chicken scramble on the ball field, according to Dianna Stover, one of the festival committee members.

“We had a perfect day weather-wise, and everyone just seemed to slow down and enjoy visiting with old friends, neighbors and relatives and meeting the new people who came in,” Stover said.

Stover said several people have shown interest in joining the Bakersfield Festival Committee, which also helps organize the Bakersfield Christmas celebration. The committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the Bakersfield School. Everyone interested in helping with festival planning is invited to attend.

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