A growing online business and a giant leap of faith have combined for a successful festival.
Now in its 20th year, the Barn Festival is a huge draw to Hastings.
Several family members are involved in organizing the event, and say they hope to pass that family–friendly feel on to their patrons.
"We do believe that family is first and we love the Midwest living and south-central Nebraska and it's a wonderful simple life, you know," said event co-creator Marla Anders. "And we're very thankful that we are here and able to offer this for other families."
The Barn Festival continues May 23-25 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information about Barn Festival events can be found on their Facebook page.