Mayfest will offer the Fort Worth community some fun in the sun with a variety of family-oriented activities centered on community building.
“It’s something that a family can enjoy together,” said Emily Allison, Mayfest Inc.’s marketing manager.
Food, music and art will be the focus of the festival, while many activities geared towards children will also be available. This year’s Mayfest boasts carnival rides, bounce houses and a petting zoo for its younger patrons.
According to the festival guide, 40 bands will perform over the weekend on three different stages, and another 40 performance groups will provide entertainment on an additional three stages.
More than 60 vendors from around the nation will cover the 33 acres of green space that Mayfest will occupy in Trinity Park. The vendors will sell everything from clothing to decorative art.
“We feel like we have something for everybody,” said Elizabeth Basham, executive director at Mayfest Inc.
There will also be a wide variety of food options. New to this year’s festival will be a host of contests called Best of the Fest, which will give awards to the festival’s best food options.
“The vendors who win will get ribbons to hang on their booths,” Mayfest spokeswoman Carrie Cappel said. “You’ll be able to tell what foods our judges thought were tops.”
In addition to the conventional food and art, patrons may have the opportunity to experience something they may never have seen before, such as “Mutt-allica,” a dog-and-pony show.
The weather for this year’s Mayfest looks to be nearly perfect, said Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
“The good thing is there will be no rain, no tornadoes, no hail,” Moore said. “This will be a very nice time to have Mayfest.”
Tickets are available for purchase on the Mayfest website and cost $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.