LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The 30th Annual Texas State Forest Festival almost reached record breaking numbers this year, despite looming rain and humidity.
Jerry Huffman, the president of the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, said they had about 25,000 tickets sold for the five-day event, which is very close to their highest number of ticket sales in 2011.
The Texas State Forest Festival started in 1938 and was held as a county fair event until 1953. Its first crowd reached to about 8,000, which is 17,000 less than this year's crowd number.
The event generates about $60,000 in net profits each year, which is all from the hard work and dedication of nearly 300 volunteers.