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October 13th, 2008
Kyle ready to celebrate its 128th birthday with fair

The Kyle Fair and Music Festival is set to celebrate the City’s 128th birthday with its biggest bash yet. The annual event has attracted thousands and has been an economic boost to the City as Kyle residents as well as visitors from around the state come together to share good food, music and games.In order to accommodate the growth while retaining the events neighborly ambiance, City staff moved the event to Gregg-Clarke Park two years ago and changed the name to the Kyle Fair and Music Festival. The Fair will be held on October 17th through 19th.

“The event has always been the Kyle Fair,” said Kerry Urbanowicz, Kyle Parks and Recreation Department Director. “The ‘on the Square’ part was added to help with the marketing. We’re looking forward to bringing our tradition to a new level while keeping all the activities you’ve enjoyed in the past as part of the festival.”

National recording artist Aaron Watson headlines the music and dancing portion of the festival, with Kyle Park, Ryan Turner, Matt Martindale, Ricky Calmback, Texas Renegade, Ram Herrera, LA Blues Band, and Matt Skinner filling in the schedule.

Also on tap will be a carnival, Texas Hold’em Tournament, BBQ Cook Off, Center Street Parade, and the Kyle-O-Meter 5K Run.

One of the most popular events is the Annual Kyle Fair Parade. This year’s parade begins at 10 am on Saturday, October 18th and will work its way from City Square Park in Downtown Kyle to the Kyle Fair site at Gregg/Clarke Park. Viewing of the parade will be along Center Street between Burleson and Gregg/Clarke Park. Kyle residents and visitors should be award of various road closures before, during and after the parade. These closures are:

• Center St between Front and Stagecoach will be closed at 9:45am on Saturday, October 18.

• Westbound traffic after crossing the tracks will be detoured onto N. Front St and continue with a left onto Blanco St. From there, they can get onto Burleson or continue on Blanco on to W. FM150 (Rebel Rd).

• Eastbound traffic on W. FM150 (Rebel Rd) will be detoured on to Blanco St to connect with Burleson or Front St to get back to IH-35.

• Barricades will be set up at the intersections of
Center and S. Front
Center and S. Main
Center and N. Main
Center and S. Burleson
Center and N. Burleson
Center and S. Nance
Center and N. Nance
Center and S. Sledge
Center and N. Sledge
Center and N. Gross
Center and N. Meyers
Center and S. Meyers
Center and N. Wallace
Center and W. FM150 (Rebel Rd)
Center and Gonzalez
Center and Ramirez
Center and Saucedo
Center and Cisneros

• All roads will be open at the conclusion of the Parade (11:00am)

• Gregg Drive between Kyle Post Office and Wallace Middle School – Friday October 17 – Saturday October 18

• Gregg-Clarke Park Rd thru the park – Friday October 17 – Saturday October 18

For more information, visit the kylefair.com or call Kyle Parks and Recreation at 512-262-3939.

by: Jerry Hendrix
City of Kyle

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