Whiskey Flat Fall Festival revives business in Kernville
Festival was held all weekend
Last Updated: 46 days ago
KERNVILLE, Calif. - The first annual Whiskey Flat Fall Festival brought in people from all over the county, but also boosted business for owners in Kernville, said event organizers.
The festival was put together by the Kernville Chamber of Commerce after many businesses were down about 30 percent from a low river which lead to a short rafting season.
Although, this weekend's festival brought business back, said Cheryl Borthick, President of the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
"I can tell you as a business owner, that this weekend was one of the best weekend I have had even all summer," Borthick said.
The commerce allowed vendors to set up at the event for free, but residents had to pay $10 to get in. They were able to enjoy a pumpkin patch, haunted maze, petting zoo and more.
The cost of admission was given back to the chamber for the money spent on the festival. Even if the chamber does not break even, Brad Alexander, owner of Pizza Barn, said the event had paid off.
"We've had a lot of people up from Bakersfield suggesting it was worth the trip up for just for the maze, so, they've had a good time," said Alexander.
The chamber of commerce said they are not sure if the will continue to hold a fall event. The city's next event is Christmas in Kernville along with the original Whiskey Flat Festival in February.
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