Keller and area residents turned out Saturday for the city’s “Taste Keller” festival, a food- and drink-focused event at Keller Town Hall.
Guests sampled food, beer, wine and sweets from local restaurants to the tunes of local country musicians.
The event was canceled about halfway through because of severe weather.
The event essentially replaced “Taste of Keller” and “Kellerfest,” two larger annual two-day local spring festivals.
“Taste of Keller,” a food-focused event, was run by Keller Business Connections, which dissolved last year after reserving this weekend at Town Hall for the 2015 “Taste of Keller.”
The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce wanted to reserve the same weekend at the same location for this year’s “Kellerfest,” according to the city, so, with the city’s help, several local groups began working together to combine the events into one big “Keller Zestival.”
Progress in planning went slowly, and city staff realized earlier this year that if an event was to happen, the city would have to take over a leadership role and condense the event into a one-evening event, according to the city.
Mark David Smith, 817-390-7808