The festival – and show – in Vaiden must roll on, and although it hit a slight snag, the Vaiden Heritage Festival is still ongoing.
Originally scheduled for Oct. 20, the festival was pushed back because of heavy rain. Mayor Mel Hawthorne said he got excited when he noticed the rain had come, but his excitement didn’t last too long.
He said when vendors began setting up at 8 a.m. the rain began to fall and didn’t go anywhere.
“It was just like it was sitting on top of us,” he said. Hawthorne said the only choice they had was to postpone it until Saturday, Oct. 27, and he’s hoping it doesn’t rain again.
“We have to watch the weather again this week,” he said. Hawthorne said the festival might be scaled down, but it has to go on.
“We may have some vendors and some of our entertainment that may or may not make it back out, we’ll have to sit down and evaluate it Wednesday,” he said. “It’s already out there, and we’ve spent the money advertising, and people have donated money, we have to go forward. It may not be as big, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.”