Music and fireworks still on after rain cancels some Strawberry Fest events
Heavy rains -- with more in the forecast -- forced Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest organizers to cancel a number of events on the third day of the annual festival.
But organizers decided to go forward with the fireworks show and live music scheduled for Saturday night.
All afternoon Strawberry Fest-run events at Kingston Park were canceled, including the Strawberry Fest Talent Show, Business Expo, a K-9 demonstration by Cottage Grove police and a number of sports tournaments, due to the hours of steady rain.
Food and beer were still being sold Saturday afternoon at Kingston Park and carnival rides were still operating.
Periods of heavy downpours plagued Saturday morning's parade, drenching participants and sending the thousands lining the route along Jamaica Avenue and Indian Boulevard scrambling for cover under tarps, trees and garages.
Check swcbulletin.com for more Strawberry Fest updates throughout the weekend.