Rain Won't Stop Popular Weekend Events
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
Tens of thousands of people are expected downtown this weekend.
Three separate events will be going on at the same time.
The Old Capitol Art Fair will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and run through 5 p.m.
It's open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
It's expected to be lively despite rain in the forecast.
Springfield's PrideFest will also be going on starting at 11 a.m. at 5th and Allen St.
The Old Capitol Farmers' Market will have its first Saturday of the year downtown.
That will be on Adams between 2nd and 5th.
Crowds of people are expected to roam the Old Capitol grounds, checking out art, where there will be 62 new featured booths this year.
"There's always 30,000 to 40,000 people milling around all day Saturday, all day Sunday, see all the new stuff you haven't seen before and go back to the favorites you always want to see again," said Amy, chair-elect of Old Capitol Art Fair.
Also new this year, at the Farmers' Market there will be local chefs teaching people new ways to cook local fare.
Organizers with all three events say things are going as planned regardless of what the weather.