Jubilee CityFest Brewfest draws folks from other states

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - "It's a wonderful idea. I wish it would happen every weekend!"

Ted Robinson is from Macon, Georgia and is in Montgomery for the weekend.

"My girlfriend kept saying come visit me, come visit me, come visit me. And then she said Brewfest was going on and she described it to me, and so I said, alright, I'm there."

He's not the only out-of-towner.  Sarah Orbe is from Florida and says Brewfest is right up her alley.

"It just sounded like a good time...music, drinks, hanging out, sounded like a great time."

It's folks like Ted and Sarah that Jubilee CityFest organizers hoped to attract along with River Region residents--all in an effort to make the event and the City of Montgomery a popular place to be.

For Sarah, it seems to be working.

"So far I like it. I think it's a really cute town. I haven't driven around too much, but what I've seen is cute. I really like that it's in the train station...that's really cool."

Millbrook resident Tony Brewer agrees.  He remembers last year's Brewfest.

"This one looked like it's going to turn out a lot better than the first one. I think Montgomery did good this year."

He and others say events like this help Montgomery progress.

"It kinda lets them know there's a lot going on in Montgomery. Montgomery has a lot to offer. We're an up and coming city," says Brewer.

"Definitely a great idea to bring people into town and experience a little bit of Montgomery," adds Robinson.

Jubilee directors pre-sold 2500 tickets to Brewfest.

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