More than 12,000 people were expected to come to the park to celebrate
The family-friendly event attracted both newcomers and old friends to the annual celebration. New music entertainers performed throughout the afternoon, including the
Children had the chance to make crafts under the shade of the
Henry's Gourmet Kettle Korn, one of the many vendors, has come to the Uncle Sam Jam for nine years.
"I think it has improved from the first year I came, but ever since we've been here, everybody's always been real nice," said owner
In addition to traditional festival food like kettle corn, lemonade and funnel cakes, the Uncle Sam Jam also featured a Cajun food vendor and
"It's very patriotic -- people just coming together," she said. "It's a birthday party for our country. It's just awesome. I love it."
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