Spring Fling is a new two-day event hosted by KFDX and Texoma’s FOX that will have lots of shopping, music, art, and fun for the entire family. The inaugural event will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, May4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“Our goal with this event is to take the best of a lot of successful events around town and put them all in one event,” Meredith Crowe, Account Executive for KFDX, said, “And kind of redeem the old Spring Fling from the past days when it took place at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, bringing back all the good parts and doing an artists’ showcase. Home and Garden does a good job with that too, maybe taking a little bit from that show as well with the artists. We will have food trucks and bands not unlike Hotter N’ Hell Hundred. We want it to be a retail event like Christmas Magic, probably on a smaller scale, but a spring shopping event where we will have a lot of retail booths. The artists will have tables and the retailers will have 10X10 booths. And then outside will be very family friendly as well. We will have live music. We will have food trucks, a beer garden, and inflatables for the kids,” she explained, “We are going to take what has worked for other events and combine them into a fun spring weekend.”
“All of this will take place at the MPEC. We have room for 80 booths and probably 20 to 30 artists. The artists will have tables placed against the walls all around the room with the vendors in the center. The application can be obtained from Jonelle Davis, the KFDX Sales Manager by calling or emailing her at jonelle@KFDX.com, and although it says that April 19th is the last day to put in that application, we will continue to take vendors and artists until we fill up,” Meredith said.
Usually KFDX hosts 4 events a year: The Bridal Market in January, the Women’s Expo in February, the Kids’ Fest in May, and the Senior Focus in September. “Despite all our efforts, we were not able to gear one of those towards retail. Two of them are informative, and the other two were for kids and brides. So, we decided to create a new shopping event. This will replace Kids’ Fest for us. I want people to know, that this is really going to be different then our past KFDX events; it is not an informational show. We really want this to become a community wide fun event and maybe fill in the gap of what Falls Fest use to do, we need to get a little bit of all that back,” she said.
This is all about fun. Bring the kids and the husbands because there are things to keep everyone happy. And as an added benefit, Pediatric Associates is a sponsor for the event and will be giving free physicals to children in a separate room, and they will even be providing carnival games.
– Cindy Kahler Thomas