The second ever Navasota Freedom Festival was another huge success.
Hampered last year by the COVID-19 pandemic, City manager Brad Stafford said this year was even better.
“We do not have any official numbers, because we did not have a gate people came in. But, best guess…around 1,200 to 2,000 people. I thought it was great. Weather was perfect, band was great, fireworks were awesome, parade was unbelievable,” Stafford said, during the most recent Grilling Stafford.
“What a big difference between last year and this year. I know COVID affected us last year, but we even felt like we had a good turn out last year.”
Last year, the event was a success, but was met with some complaints due to it being held mid-day. They made adjustments based off that feedback this year.
“I think the change, moving it to evening, made the difference. Because instead of temperatures rising during the day, they were falling. So, I think it made for a great evening,” Stafford said.
He noted the planning also allowed people to attend other events in the Brazos Valley.