The annual “party of the year” is back after a two-year hiatus. Organizers have announced that Village Fest will return Saturday, September 10th.
The full release can be seen below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 04/27/2022 – After a two-year hiatus Village Fest is back at the Kern County Museum on Saturday September 10th, 2022. The original party of the year was put on hold during the COVID pandemic and is now officially back in business.
“In 2019 we celebrated our 25th anniversary and the feeling was amazing. We were ready to head into year 26 when COVID hit,” says co-founding member and organizer Ralph Fruguglietti. “The pandemic really shut us down and there were times when we wondered if we’d be able to resurrect this important event.”
Village Fest traditionally takes place the first Saturday after Labor Day and commands the entire sixteen acres of the Kern County Museum, creating a grownup’s paradise for thousands of ticket holders. For the price of entry, attendees have access to over 100 beers, 50 wines and over 30 local restaurants handing out unlimited food samples, in addition to five stages with over 15 bands and local DJ pop-up booths keeping the crowd dancing across the venue.
With proceeds directly benefitting CAREforKids.org, funds raised through sponsorships and ticket sales stay in Kern County helping local children.
“We’ve been able to get it down to a science, but the planning takes about eight months, and we rely heavily on sponsors and volunteers,” says Bonnie Hosick. She’s been working alongside Fruguglietti since the beginning and says the event wouldn’t happen this year without some important partners.
“Our proceeds directly benefit children in Kern County through CAREforKids.org and without dedicated sponsors like Dos Equis, Tecate Alta and more we would not be able to make our grants available,” says Hosick.
Village Fest Presented by Dos Equis & Tecate Alta
Tickets available now at Bakersfieldvillagefest.com and Eventbrite
Early bird pricing $85.00, $95.00 on June 1st
Saturday, September 10th, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, 21+
Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Avenue