Palomino Fest draws record crowd in Uvalde

Email this article 09/05/2012

Organizers estimate more than 13,000 people attended the 2012 Palomino Fest Labor Day Weekend Celebration held Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 in Uvalde.

"There is no real way to have an exact number, but we estimate just over 13,000 people attended this year's festival,"event coordinator Wade Carpenter said. "It was by far the largest crowd we have ever had."

According to Carpenter, there were a few "glitches" but overall this year's event went very smoothly.

"We couldn't have done it without our wonderful volunteers, many of whom are on the staff at Southwest Texas Junior College," Carpenter said. "I also want to thank the Uvalde County Sheriff's Department for all their help and support."

Proceeds from the three-day event will benefit the SWTJC scholarship fund. Carpenter said it will take several days to close out the books on this year's event before announcing a dollar amount that will be donated to SWTJC.

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