MIDLOTHIAN — Although threatened by potential severe weather, the Midlothian Wine and Arts Festival embraced Mother Nature and was deemed “a Downtown hit.”

Hosted by the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce, 47 vendors of the originally planned 52 put their best foot forward with music, food, and a lively ambiance.

“Everybody was in a super great mood,” expressed Cammy Jackson, President of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce. “Everything went on exactly as planned except for when it hit eight o’clock. That’s when we had to shut the bands down and the vendors because it was starting to rain and got pretty cold. But the weather wasn’t affecting the people that came out, and they had a great time.”

Word traveled quickly as visitors and locals gathered together to shop, sip wine, and listen to talented artists Saturday, April 29 in downtown Midlothian.

“People of all walks of life, like young families with children, singles, older people, they all came out. The kids ran around in the street and had a blast,” Jackson described. “The restaurants, bands, and wineries all had good things to say, and felt like this was one of the most acceptable Wine Walks they had participated in,” she affirmed. “I even had one family that came in from Amarillo to our Wine and Arts Festival - I loved that and thought that was pretty cool.”

With a pumping atmosphere and creative entertainment, the Wine and Arts Festival was an evening to enjoy. Already planning for the next festival, Jackson encourages the community to tentatively mark calendars for mid-November.

To connect with the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce, visit midlothianchamber.org or call (972) 723-8600.


Chelsea Groomer, @ChelseaGroomer