Natchitoches’ downtown riverbank was packed with thousands of festival goers Saturday, Oct. 15 as they enjoyed a beautiful day at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation’s fourth annual Tappedtober Event, the first craft beer and wine festival of its kind in Natchitoches and the finest in the state. Festivalgoers were able to sample an eclectic sample of beers and whiskeys from several area breweries and distilleries in the tasting tent. An array of food trucks offered delicious fare. A larger than life TV above the main stage enabled football fans to enjoy the festival while keeping up with the day’s games.
The evening’s entertainment certainly did not disappoint! Up and coming Shreveport-Bossier singer David Daniels kicked off the concert, followed by season 20 of American Idol runner-up HunterGirl. Then legendary singer, songwriter and Grammy award winning Pam Tillis. There was not an empty spot anywhere near the stage as the crowd danced and enjoyed the music. The evening’s events culminated with a Cane River fireworks show.
The fourth Tappedtober event was a resounding success! And the best part, proceeds raised at the event will benefit the NRMC Cancer Center in Natchitoches in purchasing a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner to aid them in their cancer fighting mission.