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Slideshow: Lower visitor turnout at Fall Fest doesn’t slow the fun

Texas A&M University-San Antonio held its 14th annual Fall Fest Oct. 15.

The festival was hosted by the Campus Activities Board, put together by the student body for university organizations to raise funds for their clubs. The event was open to the public.

Jarrick Brown, an assistant director of student involvement at A&M-San Antonio, said there was a drop in attendance at this year’s festival compared to last year’s visitor count of about 1,200. No official count for this year’s festival is yet available as of today.

Brown said the change in attendance could be linked to the lingering social effects of the pandemic, saying, “Everyone wanted to be back outside last year” and this year, people just weren’t as eager to get out. 

“The attendees who did come out enjoyed their time,” Brown said. 

The most popular student organization booth was the Kinesiology Club’s snack stand, which sold snow cones and frito pies throughout the event. 

As for the festival attractions, rides and games, Brown said, “There were kids on all the rides throughout the day.”

The event is “a nice little fall break” that symbolizes the beginning of the season and the half-way point of the fall semester, Brown said.

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