Gainesville celebrates 23rd annual Depot Day

By: Maddie Garrett Email
By: Maddie Garrett Email

GAINESVILLE, TX – One of Gainesville’s biggest festivals took place on Saturday in the streets of historic downtown Gainesville. It was the 23rd annual Depot Day, and festival goers say this was the biggest and best festival to date.

Depot Day was created to celebrate the importance of railroad history Gainesville when the city acquired the Santa Fe Depot.

This year’s festival boasted the largest car and truck show yet, with over a hundred unique vehicles entered and on display. There were also hundreds of food and craft vendors and various family activities.

Depot Day lasted until midnight with Depot Day After Dark and a live musical performance by Ben Smith.

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  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on Oct 11, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but I recall that Depot Day (Days at the beginning) was created to raise money for the restoration of the Santa Fe Depot. The money was not used as designated, and attendance tanked, changing the celebration to Depot Day (singular). Can anyone verify this?
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