Victoria’s newest and biggest signature event, BOOTFEST, is expected to draw 15,000 people to downtown Victoria on October 21-22, 2011. This free, two-day, family-oriented event will be jam packed with activities and live music for all ages and interests.

This is the first time in several years that Victoria has coordinated a significant event. The purpose of BOOTFEST is to promote Victoria, while giving the community a sense of pride and an opportunity to “come home” to the historic downtown Victoria area to enjoy live music, kids activities, boot making, arts and crafts, food and drinks, and a fireworks extravaganza launched from the rooftop of the 12-story One O’Connor Plaza building.

Parking will be available around the downtown area in the vicinity of BOOTFEST. Park and Ride buses will be available from two different Park & Ride locations providing a continuous free shuttle service during the event on Saturday, Oct. 22. Park and Ride locations include the Patti Dodson Health Center parking lot (2805 N. Navarro) and Citizens Medical Center parking lot (2701 Hospital Drive).

Kids will get a “kick” out of all the activities planned especially for them at Bootfest – including bouncy houses, a mechanical bull, bungee trampoline, sumo wrestlers, alligator slide, Velcro wall, bungee wall, obstacle course, a rock climbing wall and more! The Corral Kid’s Activity Area will be located at 205 N. Bridge Street in the County Annex Building parking lot.

Ever wonder how boots are made? Come to BOOTFEST on Saturday October 22nd to see actual boot makers from Texas and New Mexico show you the detail and time that goes into making a one-of-a-kind pair of custom boots. These talented crafters will also be displaying their work, making boots, and taking orders, so if you are in the market for a new pair of custom boots or just want to see how they are made, make sure you make it out to Victoria’s first annual BOOTFEST!

This year’s live entertainment will be Friday Night Entertainment Wade Bowen  and JB & The Moonshine Band,. Saturday Night Headlining Entertainment Josh Abbott Band and Whiskey Myers, opener.
Get ready to kick up your heels and have a whole lot of fun! Don’t forget to bring your boots!

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