One of downtown Neosho’s biggest events of the season comes to a close today.
Officials estimate that thousands of residents came to the square on Saturday for the Neosho Fall Festival. However, weather did have an impact this year when thunderstorms rolled in Saturday afternoon. Heavy rain and gusty winds caused damage to a few vendors’ tents, forcing some to leave early today. With more storms in today’s forecast, many vendors expect less foot traffic for the final day of the festival.
“There’s people here still. Just not as many and there defiantly not here for as long as the would’ve been here in previous years. They’re just kind of in and out.” says vendor Tara Marty.
“It’s hard, ya know, it’s really hard to tell. I really feel for all the vendors out here and stuff sometimes, because you have the one thing. You can control your cost, you can control how you bring stuff in and how you set it up, but you have no control over the weather.” says Fun Hog Foods owner Dan Weaver
Despite the wet weather around 185 vendors came out for the event, an increase from the roughly 145 that came last year.