Organizers made some big promises for the 31st Annual Red River Revel. But did they deliver? Festivalgoers like Chester Allen seem to think so. "The quality of the artists that I`ve seen is at an all time high," said Allen. Festival organizers took a gamble on some new attractions. Like "Kid Fish"- an opportunity for children to catch and release a real live catfish. The new "Bud Light Beer Lounge" was a place for grownups to kickback and enjoy a cold one. Executive Director Kip Holloway says the gamble paid off. "We did very well this year I think," said Holloway. In years past, the Revel was facing a financial crisis. Rainy weather resulted in low attendance, which depleted the reserve fund. Organizers have been trying to make up the difference ever since. "We theoretically made a profit last year. But it was still tough year getting there this year because we had to finish out some previous expenses,"said Holloway. Next month festival organizers are offering a new event to help keep the money flowing. "We`re bringing in an ice rink and creating a holiday market around the rink,"said Holloway. Holloway says the rink will be in place for 50 days. "That ought to help us. And that should make us more attractive for some grant opportunities." Attendance was at an all-time high this year`s festival. But it`s still to early too tell just how much money the patrons spent. Still Holloway says the Red River Revel`s budget is finally back in the black.