The Robstown Area Development Commission held its 14th annual Cottonfest this past weekend at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.
The event featured live music, carnival-style game booths, vendors and plenty of food, ranging from fruit cups to turkey legs.
"It's been pretty fun out here," Cottonfest attendee Juan Sierra said. "I'm having a good time."
Musical entertainment included the Austin-based Latin jazz-band "The Brew," the all-female cumbia-pop band "La Conquista" and Orange Grove natives "City Limit" as well as a performance by Kingville's Ballet Folklorico among others.
Cottonfest also featured a collection of moon jumps for children to enjoy, though some parents also tried them out as Sierra did with his daughter.
"I think they should (bring them back next year),"Sierra said. "It's a lot of fun for the kids, keeps them entertained and I'm having a blast. Those courses that they have wore me out."
The RADC had planned to put on an agricultural exhibition show this year in place of Cottonfest, but the dry season put a damper on getting vendor and exhibitor commitments, leading to Cottonfest's return.
RADC officials have previously said the agricultural exhibition show will likely replace Cottonfest in 2010.