By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal
Friday and Saturday saw the biggest event of the spring in downtown Temple. The 10th Annual Bloomin’ Festival was a great success. Despite the large amount of storms and rain, we have seen lately, the Festival saw sunny skies.
Friday “we had a chance of rain and dodged the bullet all day,” said Laura Wiederhold, Director of Sales for Townsquare Media. The weatherman managed to keep the sunny streak going and beautiful weather ensued.
Wiederhold was anticipating about 15,000 people to attend the two-day festival which included live country and tejano music, carnival games and rides, great food, shopping, arts and crafts, countless vendors, a kid’s zone, and special fireworks display Saturday night put on by D.R. Horton.
The country stage began their performances at 7pm with Kirk Baxley, William Clark Green, and Josh Abbott Band on Friday night, and Jay White and the Blues, Commanders, Chase Bryant, and Montgomery Gentry on Saturday night.
The tejano stage began their performances at 8pm with Los Marceles, Avizo, and Ram Herrera on Friday night, and Frank Chapa Band, Albert Zamora, and Marcos Orozco on Saturday night.
The festival would not have been such a great success if it were not for their fabulous sponsors to include HEB, D.R. Horton, CEFCO, Bob Mills Furniture, Temple Bottling Company, Jack Hilliard, and Keg 1 O’Neal.