Festival rings up cash for college with thousands in attendance

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

The more than 20,000 attendees of the 22nd-annual Palomino Fest translated into a $25,000 donation to Southwest Texas Junior College for student scholarships.

The multi-day concert series, carnival and professional rodeo event held at the Uvalde County Fairplex ran from last Thursday to Sunday and provided a variety of music and entertainment.

The concerts were well-attended, with especially large crowds present for A.J. Castillo on Saturday and Los Palominos on Sunday night.

Carnival staples included the ferris wheel, carousel and a slide, which allowed participants to slide down a series of hills while sitting on a potato sack.


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