|This young woman from the Philippines expresses my rain sentiment exactly.|
|Japanese boys from 2014.|
A heavy, soaking rain is scheduled for the first half of Saturday, and could cause major interference.
This is my favorite event in the Roanoke Valley (one I love to photograph), but it is not protected by rain dates, primarily because the downtown Roanoke park is a popular place to hold events and, consequently, it is book through the warm months without much breathing room. Here's what Beth has to say:
"Unfortunately, there is no option to postpone so we are a rain or shine event! We have rented the park for Saturday and vendors have purchased food to prepare with many of them importing items for this event. So the show will go on.
"The stage offers a lot of cover for the performers and each vendor is under a tent / canape. We will have some tents in the children’s area and we have reserved the deck on the library which also has some cover. We will have some activities going on in the lower level of the library in Blue Ridge Literacy so there are some indoor options.
|Youngsters from North Cross School.|
"We are hoping…and praying in many languages and faiths…for a window of clearing for the festival and encouraging vendors and the public to bring your poncho, your sense of humor and patience!
"I am sorry that rescheduling is not an option, but as you can imagine, the park is booked up this time of year."
(I shot these photos at the 2014 Local Colors.)