BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The inaugural Nut Festival filled the grounds of the Kern County Museum on Saturday, drawing in thousands to take a crack at one of the area's main agricultural staples.
The Nut Festival was years in the making that culminated in a one-day event celebrating much more than just pistachios, almonds and walnuts.
The more than 30 vendors served up food while festival attendees tried out the games, carnival rides and the plentiful supply of nuts.
Organizers say they first had the idea in 2009 but really put things into high gear about a year and half ago.
Their idea was to bring a food festival to Kern County featuring a main agricultural product that all food booths at the festival were required to use in their cooking.
Festival officials say their goal is to one day have the Nut Festival become as popular as the Gilroy Garlic festival and the Stockton Asparagus festival.