Robstown - On Saturday Oct. 18 the city of Robstown started the morning off with a parade in honor of the weekend's CottonFest Festival that was held at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds. The Parade consisted of a variety of floats and vehicles displaying the pride Robstown has in its community.
Leading the parade was this year's Miss CottonFest pageant winners Isabella Herrero and Madison Santos. Following closely behind the reigning queens of this year's CottonFest was Mayor Rodrigo Ramon Jr. as well as State Rep. Abel Herrero who were on hand to show support of the days events.
Local residents gathered along the city streets to see this year's floats as well as cheer on their friends and loved ones who were involved in the annual celebration. At the conclusion of the parade the annual festival was held at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds.
The festival included carnival rides such as a ferris wheel, fun house, bumper cars, and a ride aptly named the Ring of Fire. For those who were not the biggest fans of rides, there were also games to test strength and aim for the chance at a prize to take home.
Performances were held that evening at the fairgrounds by DJ Kane, Los Arias and Albert Flores y la Juventude. In addition to the live music and carnival activities there was also a car show with a variety of prizes for competitors to take part in.
Specialty awards in the car show included but were not limited to best in show, most unique, best suspension setup, best wheels, best paint, and best display. The car show took place at noon and lasted through 5 p.m. when winners of the various categories were announced.
The 2014 festival continued on through Sunday evening. The city of Robstown experienced a great turn out for the weekend's event in what could only be described as yet another successful CottonFest.