Thousands attend annual HUBFEST event

Thousands attend annual HUBFEST event

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Almost 25,000 people attended the 31st annual HUBFEST in Hattiesburg Saturday.

The event set a record 270 vendors showing arts, crafts, food and music all throughout downtown.

A few changes had been made layout such as a stage at Town Square park and a NO PETS rule.

The Area Development Partnership Events Coordinator Brandy Romig said, "Well not only does it bring people downtown who otherwise might not come down here but look at all the people in the streets. I'd say we have 20 or 30 thousand people here today and it's such a great platform for all the businesses and musicians to come and exhibit what they have."

Father Tommy Conway of St. Fabian Catholic Church said, "So far so good a beautiful day in downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi... lot of people, lots of fun, a great location for all the children and all the families, great to be here."

The 80's heavy metal band Great White played on the Main Street stage as the headliner.