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2011 Fort Worth Prairie Fest.
 
2011 was a record year for Prairie Fest. It grew in five short years from a backyard neighborhood gathering of 200 people in 2005 to an event attracting 5,000 visitors in 2011.


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Through this gate passed nearly 5,000 visitors to Prairie Fest 2011.
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Hard to believe there could be that many - until you get a wide-angle view of the entire event.
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Prairie Fest 2011 opened with the traditional themes from the Fort Worth Bagpipe and Drum Band.
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The large cables on the ground leading to the stage provide power to the main audio amplifiers. Some bands use up to 10,000 watts!
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The first band of the day warming up.
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Bands this year included the Ackermans, Triggerfish, Pablo and the Hemphill 7, and Brave Combo.
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Prairie Fest Power & Light - Dan's Solar Shuttle provided power for the main soundstage. He has been providing 100% solar electricity for Prairie Fest since 2006.
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A second sound stage (an "accoustic" stage) also required power for the microphones. This modest system provided all the electricity needed.
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Each year, artists "paint the prairie" and sell the paintings to raise money for the Friends of Tandy Hills (a non-profit organization). And what do they paint? ...
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They paint flowers! Scenery! Birds. The Tandy Hills Natural Area is an incredibly diverse and scenic area!
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Creativity abounds at Prairie Fest. This vendor is selling ear rings made from recycled bottle caps!
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Birds. Plants. Works of art. Information. Music. Food. Family fun! Prairie Fest has it all!

 

 

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