Hollister Grape Festival

Grapes once grew here. The winery coming to Branson is planting them again. In between, Hollister has an annual tradition called the Grape festival. Politicians dress in Togas, bribes are encouraged. Mad props to Hollister Attorney Hank Griffin, who was the only politician who actually wore the toga properly.
The rest wore polos underneath.
Setting Branson area's reputation back 100 years the posse you see above wore traditional "hillbilly" gear.
Contestants are judged by their costumes style ability to stomp grapes and most importantly bribe politicians.
Attendance was great!. Photos will be posted on the Hollister Missouri website.