Countryfest entertains East Texans again


Even heavy rainfall couldn’t douse the spirit and fun this past weekend as the 34th annual Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce’s Countryfest took place at The Cannery downtown.

Thousands of East Texans munched on corny dogs, turkey legs and other tasty treats while checking out hundreds of merchants on the grounds.

Kids enjoyed pony rides, a climbing wall, bounce houses and other fun things throughout the day.

The day began with the Harvest Hustle 5K run which stepped off at 8:30 a.m. near Picker’s Pavilion.

The race benefits the David Powell Food Pantry in Lindale, the Lindale ISD Foundation, the Lindale Fire Department and the Lillie Russell Memorial Library.

Sponsors included Quality Investments, Thrive Level, Ted Kamel Foods, East Texas Bean Counters, Inc., Lone Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Longhorn Ford, Longhorn RV, Southside Bank, Altra Federal Credit Union, Avco Roofing, UT Health North Campus, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Peoples Communications, Law Office of Alicia Barkley, Copeland Insurance, Russell Cellular (Verizon), Seale Construction, Collin Street Bakery and Big Sandy Rock and Masonry (Lindale location).

Adjacent to Picker’s Pavilion was the Crossroads Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Lillie Russell Memorial Library.

Festival goers enjoyed dozens of classic cars, trucks and hot rods during the day.

Throughout the day, musical acts took to the stages at the north end of the grounds as well as performers from Keri’s Dance Factory in Lindale.


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