By Nolan P. Smith
(Victorville)– On Saturday, the 14th Annual Victorville Fall Festival took place in front of Victorville’s City Hall to the joy and excitement of a massive amount of community members and leaders.
The festival was easily the best yet planned by the City of Victorville according to attendees and vendors alike, as it brought a wide array of booths all together in one place- from education institutions, financial establishments, non profit organizations, local retail stores, local eateries, and more. Many food vendors were also on hand, including local favorite Lemonade Express and the fairly new restaurant in the Victor Valley, The Tilted Kilt.
There was also plenty of fun for the kids, including balloon art, a petting zoo, a bounce house, and a massive wall to climb. Many booths had plenty for kids to enjoy as well; from games to play, wheels to spin and karaoke live from the festival, smiles were abound at every turn.
On display was a World Trade Center Memorial, presented by the San Bernardino County Fire Fighters, which was very powerful to see firsthand. Many of our community’s emergency response teams were on hand as well, including fire fighters, EMT’s, Police Officers, and even local student Explorers, ready to lend a hand to anyone in need.
“I think it’s a great opportunity to see what the city has to offer,” said vendor Phillip Gutierrez of Hesperia. “It is very well organized- it’s a great, family friendly environment.”
For first time attendees, this was a perfect year to attend, as everything seemed to flow perfectly. From the vendors, to the performances live on stage, the show felt extremely well executed. For Victorville resident Jason Reiter, this was his first time attending, and definitely will not be his last. “It’s very nice, there were lots of friendly people, lots of happy faces.”
For more information on the City of Victorville, visit http://ci.victorville.ca.us.