The original Mayfest: When the river was drab and the fun was simple

The first Trinity River Festival in 1973 included sack races, hayrides and a congressman kissing a clown.
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The first Trinity River Festival in 1973 included sack races, hayrides and a congressman kissing a clown.

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About Bud Kennedy

Bud Kennedy

@budkennedy

Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981.

Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

Email Bud at bud@star-telegram.com