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Spinning on the midway

Amber Huggins, 21, of Concord rides the Tea Cups carnival ride with her nephew Tommy Sumerlin, 3, Friday night on the second day of the 76th Annual Walnut Festival held at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Heavy rains Saturday morning put a damper on the festival and its accompanying car show, and prevented some bands from playing. But great weather Sunday brought the crowds, cars and electric guitars back. In addition to the carnival, live music and car show, the annual event featured a beer garden, food, vendor booths and fishing in the park's pond. The festival, put on by the Walnut Festival Association, serves to raise money for educational, recreational, artistic, civic and charitable causes, and as a vehicle for the other nonprofit organizations to raise money for their own causes.


Amber Huggins, 21, of Concord, rides the Tea Cups carnival ride with her nephew Tommy Sumerlin, 3, during the 76th Annual Walnut Festival held at Heather
Amber Huggins, 21, of Concord, rides the Tea Cups carnival ride with her nephew Tommy Sumerlin, 3, during the 76th Annual Walnut Festival held at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Other than carnival rides, the event features a car show, a beer garden, food, live music, vendor booths and fishing in the pond on Saturday and Sunday. Festival hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $6.00 with a $1.00 discount per entry with a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Contra Costa. Admission is free for seniors 65 and older, active military (with valid ID) and children 5-years old and under. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)


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