Rain Greets Opening to Trails West

By Alan Van Zandt | avanzandt@kq2.com

Published 08/15 2014 10:50PM

Updated 08/15 2014 11:02PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)  It wasn't quite the start organizers had hoped for but Trails West fans weren't going to let a little rain dampen their fun.

St. Joseph's biggest music and art festival started under grey skies and intermittent rain showers.

26 regular art vendors in addition to eight new artists in the artist incubator joined the music, the reenactments and the rest of the fun that is a part of the yearly event.

Though the rain might have been falling, participants were looking at the positives.

Martha Moore, Trails West Vendor) I love the temperature, We have to look at the positives. Yes we have rain, but it's nice and cool, nobody is sweating and miserable. But the rain will be over soon.

"It wasn't our best day, but we didn't get lightning or thunder," said Robbie Morton, one of the Trails West committee chairs.

Martha Moore, Trails West Vendor) "I love the temperature," said Martha Moore, one of the vendors selling her artwork at Trails West. "Yes we have rain, but it's nice and cool, nobody is sweating and miserable. But the rain will be over soon."

Where there were tents, there were lots of people, including a stage where a Journey tribute band was rocking through the early evening hours.

The festival cranks back up again Saturday and continues through Sunday evening at Civic Center Park in downtown St. Joseph.

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