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When will Mayfest open on Friday?

Mayfest gets ready to open after rain delay forecast is bright

Rains delayed the opening of Mayfest in Fort Worth Trinity Park by an hour and a half while the park dried out a little more. The forecast for the weekend is bright and sunny.
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Rains delayed the opening of Mayfest in Fort Worth Trinity Park by an hour and a half while the park dried out a little more. The forecast for the weekend is bright and sunny.

For the second straight day, rainfall delayed the opening of Mayfest in Trinity Park.

Mayfest officials tweeted that the grounds need "to drain/dry out" before the festival opens at 5 p.m..

On Thursday, another round of storms delayed the first day of Mayfest as vendors needed more time to set up.

The storms brought much-needed rainfall to North Texas. At Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, 1.36 inches had fallen since Thursday.

The first Trinity River Festival in 1973 included sack races, hayrides and a congressman kissing a clown.

The wet Friday morning weather caused a few road closures in Johnson County and some flooding in the Austin area but forecasters say there should be no issues this weekend for Mayfest, Cinco de Mayo or any other outdoor events.

"It may be little foggy Saturday morning but otherwise it should be fine," said National Weather Service meteorologist Jamie Gudemestad.

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @fwhanna
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