Weather dampens weekend events in Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis is preparing for an eventful weekend, but the weather isn’t cooperating.

Set-up crews for this weekend’s Circle City Classic events were left working in a stiff wind and steady rain on Friday.

Thursday night’s rain also caused problems in Greenfield at the Riley Festival

“A few tents had a rough go with the storms coming through, but the vast majority made it so we’ll be ready to go,” said Anthony Scott, Board Member for the festival.

Scott said 10 tents were blown over Thursday night.

“It was kind of sad to see all of this happen overnight,” said Kathie Rowe, a vendor at the festival.

Nearly 500 vendors are out for the 4-day event honoring late poet and Greenfield native James Whitcomb Riley.

The vendors are hoping the crowds return when the temperatures go down. Temps on Friday are expected to be in the 40’s and 50’s.

“We’ve got sweatshirts, that’s good for us, so not a problem,” said Thoma White.

But if the cold is a problem for you, Awesome Con may be the best ticket in town. The comic book festival kicked off Friday at noon.

“Just another con to reunite with other friends and another con to enjoy,” said Mariah Manuel.

Some 30,000 people are expected to attend the 3-day event.

“Friday’s a little lower attendance than the weekend but I think we have a pretty good crowd so far,” said Don Hull, Owner of Hometown Comics who was showing at Awesome Con.

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