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Thousands party at 25th annual Village Fest

Posted at 11:37 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 02:37:37-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County's biggest party of the year happened in Bakersfield on Saturday. Thousands of locals gathered to enjoy some food, drinks, and fun at the 25th annual Village Fest.

The event featured over a dozen bands, 30 restaurants serving food and over a hundred different types of beer on tap. If you bought a ticket to Saturday's event, you had full access to sample everything. Tickets were about $75 dollars.

"It's just turned in to such a big event, said Ralph Fruguglietti, the events co-founder.

While people enjoyed their snacks and brews, there were 15 bands playing on six different stages. It was a bit windy today on Saturday, but still the over 5,000 people who packed into to the Kern County Museum Seemed to be having a great time. And that great time benefited a great cause. All proceeds from Village Fest support the Kern County Museum and and the Children's Advocates Resource Endowment (or CARE). care gives money to local children's charities.

"My favorite part is having a good time, seeing everybody have a good time in Bakersfield. Getting together and getting along and no trouble or nothing, you know. That makes us feel good. And we're contributing to the Bakersfield community for the fundraiser and just having a good time," said Bakersfield resident Lisa Moreno, who was attending the event for the eighth time.

"My favorite part is having a good time, seeing everybody have a good time in Bakersfield. Getting together and getting along and no trouble or nothing, you know. That makes us feel good. And we're contributing to the Bakersfield community for the fundraiser and just having a good time," said Bakersfield resident Lisa Moreno, who was attending the event for the eighth time.

Event coordinators say they expected to raise over $100,000 on Saturday.