October Fest has gray skies Goat Fest to have better weather

Friday, October 12, 2012
Photo by Poppy Hall Lewisburg Lions Club Octoberfest attracted people from far and wide.

From Staff Reports

Gray skies gave way to sunshine over Lewisburg last weekend during Octoberfest, the Lions Club's annual event on the square that's a prequel to the city's Goats Music & More Festival in Rock Creek Park.

The service club's fundraiser on the parking lot around Marshall County Courthouse included a craft fair, places for children to play and a host of other activities that help bring people back to the city's original commercial hub.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service reports that this weekend's weather will be as perfect as possible for Goats Music & More, and just before.

"We try to do the best we can," Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Wright said. "That's always our intention."

Wright predicts:

* Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high in the upper 60s. That night's low will be about 46 degrees with no rain expected.

* Friday, there's a slight chance of showers. They day's high will hit 74 degrees at about 3 p.m. That night will be mostly cloudy with a low of about 53.

The Bellamy Brothers' concert starts at 7 p.m. and Wright predicts a showtime temperature of 68 degrees.

* Saturday will be partly cloudy with a high around 82 degrees at about 3 p.m. That night the low will be around 60, but that's just before dawn Sunday.

The band Wet Willie takes the stage in Rock Creek Park at 7 p.m. Saturday; the temperature is expected to be about 75-76 degrees.