It was amazing.
There were a ton of people.
In the background, you can see one of the light-post banners.
There were lots of raffle items, and lots of people entering.
The art display was amazing.
A great time was had by all.
Seriously, everything went remarkably smoothly. The crowd was big but not unruly, there were kids and dogs and families of all descriptions. I met two men who had flown to Lexington specifically for the festival--one, originally from Lexington, had flown in from LA ("Well, I had vacation time anyway..." he explained), and the other, a University of Kentucky alumnus, had come from Florida. Festival attendees, catching sight of my "Organizer" badge, thanked me for helping make it happen and told me how glad they were that we were downtown, and what a great time they were having. We raised over $9,000.
Next year's festival is going to be even more amazing.