59th Annual NIBROC Festival in Corbin

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

The 59th Annual NIBROC Festival in downtown Corbin is in full swing today with hundreds of vendors along Main Street.

Thousands of people every year come to the NIBROC Festival.

Some say the family atmosphere is what brings them back.

Vendors from the tristate area enjoy the festival and its people.

"The people have been really nice and the festival committee was absolutely wonderful," said Terri Kidder, a food vendor.

"This is a good festival, otherwise we wouldn't be doing it every year," said Vincent Barrington, an airbrush tattoo vendor.

First time vendors say the festival's organized planning will bring them back next year.

"The organization has been one of the best that we have seen. When we pulled in on Wednesday night, we just couldn't believe how organized and how helpful everybody was," said Kidder.

The experience is what matters the most.

"We make a little money, we don't make a lot that's for sure, but we have fun," said Barrington.

Organizers say money earned from the festival goes to education programs in the tri-county area, which includes Whitley, Laurel, and Knox County.

"The end results of the activities and all the fundraising that we do from this serves that purpose very well in education," said Bruce Carpenter, Executive Director of Corbin Economic Development Agency.

Carpenter says the festival serves many purposes with food, entertainment, and tradition for the whole family to enjoy.

The festival lasts through Saturday in downtown Corbin.

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