Sebastopolooza Brings Thousands

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

This weekend marked the city of Sebastopol's annual fall festival, Sebastopolooza! According to community members there, this is an attraction for every age group. And the thousands of people who show up, always prove that.

"I just like all of the friendly people in Sebastopol and everybody is all nice. And the food is awesome!"

Cam Genusa is one of the many people who attended Sebastopolooza this year. And when we say many, we mean thousands! Crowds upon crowds of people were in the city for the fall festival that provides fun for the entire family.

"Well it is. Sepastopolooza is the biggest event that our town has all year. It has the roadkill cook off which is where different businesses around town come and cook different things. We have all different things in booths set up, we have the pageant, and the scarecrow contest. There are so many things that make the Sebastopolooza the Sebastopolooza," exclaims Lindsey Bishop.

"Because it's the fall time of the year and everybody is out enjoying the festival. The town people put this on. We get different ones to put this on and it's grown to be a great thing. We do fundraisers to put this on and it's grown to be a great thing," describes Floyd Bozeman.

The fun extends far beyond adult competitions. Kids have the chance to shine as well. Children competed in the Country Kids Pageant.

"Well, I think they judge by who has the most country attire and who is going to fit the overall Sepastopolooza title."

Many citizens of Sebastopol make sure to attend the entertaining events of the day. But organizers say many people from outside the city travel specifically for this festival. It's something the small town of Sebastopol can enjoy, while embracing visitors.

"We're right in the middle of four counties, and we draw from those other counties. For Sebastopol to be such a small town, this festival has grown larger than other festivals in other towns. So we're just really excited about it."

And little Cam is also excited. He says as soon as he gets tired of one activity, he's on to the next!

"I like the talent show because I like to sing and I like carving the pumpkin and stuff like that for the kids and the horse rides. It's fun!"

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  • by Judy Location: Rosebud on Nov 3, 2010 at 10:06 AM
    Such beautiful weather for so much fun, best food,crafts,and intertainment. Song and dance,joy and love abounded at the Sebastopolooza. We want and need MORE. WOW! You had to be there to see what this small town could fun-fill all in 1 day.
  • by BECKY Location: Sebastopol on Nov 1, 2010 at 07:21 AM
    I am a transplant to Sebastopol, but I feel like I grew up there. Family is a key element in our town, making everyone their brother's keeper. Our children grew up with some of the men and women in goverment and take part in extra events that Sebastopol has and I know that they care deeply for its future.
  • by Larry Location: San Antonio, Texas on Oct 31, 2010 at 03:27 PM
    I would love to have been there!
  • by patricia jones Location: sebastopol on Oct 30, 2010 at 05:42 PM
    I'M Proud to be part of such a friendly hometown.The people are great,hardly ever do you meet a stranger in town,everyone watches each others children grow up around the town so it seems we are all a BIG family!!I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.Each year the town seems to grow and so does the support from the neighboring counties.The Sebastopolooza was a huge success and a great place to spend the day,full of events for the whole family.
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