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KellerFest aims to be at the top of its game again this year

KellerFest. It takes three days -- May 28-30 -- to fit in all the fun planned for this year's KellerFest, and President Susanne Johnson says the folks at the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce have every intention of living up to the "Best Festival" title it won last year in the Keller Citizen's "Best of the Best" contest.

Three popular bands -- Maybe Malia, the Kayla Reeves Band and Professor D -- are scheduled to perform from 5 to 11 p.m. May 28, and a fireworks show will end the night with a bang.

In a battle of the bands from 1 to 6 p.m. May 29, musicians can compete for the prize of a three-hour recording session.

Taking the stage afterward will be Tootwentytwo and Drive, which should keep things rockin' till closing at 11 p.m.

Get your pup ready for the Strut Your Mutt segment at 10 a.m. May 29.

There's no charge for your four-legged friend to compete in the Princess Pooch, Bad to the Bone or Scooby-Doo contests.

There's still time to register for the bike and trike show. Kids can visit a petting zoo or be turned loose for games and carnival rides.

Did I mention the shopping?

There will be great arts-and-crafts booths, business exhibits and food vendors to attract festivalgoers of any age.

Come back May 30 for a classic car show and a wonderful Christian concert. In between are K9 and karate demonstrations and a show by the Christian Performing Arts Center kids.

The festival is at Town Center, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

Call Rhonda Seyfried at the chamber at 817-431-2169 with questions, or go to kellerfest.com for a complete schedule or to sign up as an exhibitor.

Outdoor adventure. Grapevine's Main Street Days festival has rebilled itself as Main Street Outdoor Adventure to better promote the city as an ideal place to enjoy an active lifestyle outdoors.

It opens tonight and runs through Sunday.

Festivalgoers can watch or participate in scuba diving, BMX stunts, quad bungee jumping, kayaking, carnival rides and midway games. Then they can sit back and watch The Skyriders perform amazing trampoline acrobatics.

The nonstop live entertainment on five stages includes the Joe Ely Band and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

The little ones will love the KidZone, featuring a petting zoo, interactive games and entertainment.

Two wine pavilions, Wild West shows, arts-and-crafts vendors, festival foods and rides on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad offer something for everyone. For details: www.grapevinetexasusa.com or 800-457-6338.

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