Truffula Tree from Tyler won the Mineola Gypsy Market 2011 Battle of the Bands on Saturday, October 8th. Eight bands competed, but in the end it was Truffula Tree that took home the $2000 first prize.
The Mineola Gypsy Market is produced by a committee of local residents who started out four years ago, seeking to create a unique event in Mineola. The Battle of the Bands was a new addition, compared previous Gypsy Market events. The community embraced this concept and it was a hit.
The event was sponsored by Budweiser and this was the first time in history that beer was legally served at an event on the streets of downtown Mineola. The local VFW post served the Budweiser and retained 100% of the profits from beer sales. Thousands of people attended the event and not one single problem, alcohol-related or not, was reported.
The Mineola Gypsy Market would like to thank the people of Mineola for embracing this event and making it a smashing success.