Organizers say upwards of 15,000 people attend the 2013 Palomino Fest Labor Day Weekend Celebration held last weekend (Aug. 30 - Sept. 1) at the Uvalde County Fairplex.
"We are still counting tickets, but it is looking like our final count will be just over 15,000," festival coordinator Wade Carpenter said. "This is our 16th annual event and it was certainly our biggest crowd."
Carpenter thanked all the volunteers who helped with this year's festival. "Once again the entire community came together to put on an outstanding event," Carpenter said. "I especially want to thank all the volunteers from SWTJC who put in lots of long, hot hours at this year's event."
In addition, Carpenter offers special thanks to the County of Uvalde, the City of Uvalde, the Uvalde Chamber of Commerce, the Uvalde Convention and Visitor's Bureau and all the local businesses who supported the 2013 festival.
Proceeds from the event will go toward scholarships to SWTJC. "Our goal was to match last year's $25,000 for scholarships and we reached our goal," Carpenter said.
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