Co-written by Julie Tortorici
Anyone who knows anything about Bakersfield knows about the annual Village Fest at the Kern County Museum. 2019 marks the event’s 25thyear and it did not disappoint. 15 bands. 25 wineries. 60 breweries. 30 restaurants. My best advice: arrive hungry and thirsty.
I couldn’t think of a better way to begin the Central Beauty series than with this famous festival. I start my adventure the best way I know how: by getting my hair done! I visit with my old friend, Daniella at Split Ends Hair Salon, so she can give me a voluminous blowout with a soft flip. It’s a great simple style for a long day outside and it has a casual feeling to it.
Next up, I head to House of Talula for something to wear. I’m thinking a light and airy sundress is the perfect look for the event. A 20-year staple in Bakersfield, House of Talula features everything from clothing, accessories, and even sweet home décor pieces. If you’re the indecisive type like me, make sure to give yourself a lot of time in this brick and mortar gem, there’s a lot to look at.
Now that my hair is done, my outfit looks good, and I’m starved, it’s time to head to the Village Fest. Between bites and sips (ahem, gulps), I chat with some of the vendors about their experience behind the scenes of this annual shindig. But don’t take my word for it, check out the episode and see if for yourself! Click the Youtube Link to Watch!
Bakersfield, it’s a beautiful thing.