The 30th annual Hubfest brought a variety of live entertainment, arts and crafts, and food to downtown Hattiesburg. Thousands of people packed the streets downtown Saturday to enjoy the annual event.
“It's a community effort; everybody comes together from all different walks of life,” said Liz Radley, ADP Communications and Events Director. “They enjoy downtown Hattiesburg, they shop around, they enjoy music and food, and it just brings everybody together, no matter where you're from you can have a good time here at Hubfest.”
Patrons enjoyed live music, a wide variety of food along with arts and crafts, and specialty gift items. However, for some people who attended, food was top priority.
“Im gonna say the hamburgers and the hotdogs, sweet tea, raspberry tea, and the lemonade,” said Frank Clark. “We love it because it's the excitement of it and meeting more people and the variety of things to look at and things to buy.”
Over 250 booths packed the streets downtown exceeding the number of vendors from previous years.The event which officials expect to bring in a crowd of over ten thousand featured attractions ranging from a Children's Village at Town Square Park to an all new International Village. For music lovers, the annual event offered four stages of live music scattered throughout downtown with country music star Andy Griggs as the headlining artist.
“I think it’s essential that we all come together and celebrate the good parts of our community, said Radley.” That we have an opportunity to come together, to enjoy music, to enjoy the arts, and to have a family friendly event here in our community.”
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