Country Fest Kicks Off

2014 Country Fest Photos by Fred Kremer
Staff Writer

Country Fest in Maria Stein began on Friday night, with thousands expected to flock to the grounds of the Shrine of the Holy Relics for a weekend of fun.

Friday kicked things off with a  craft show, volleyball tournament,  rides and concessions along with the opening ceremonies with a salute to wounded veterans. The evening entertainment included garden tractor pulls, a lift-a-thon, the band Renegade and DJ Pac-Man,  freestyle motocross and tractor square dancing to end the night at 10:30 p.m.