Victorian Festival canceled as weather looms – The Telegraph: Local News

Victorian Festival canceled as weather looms – The Telegraph: Local News.

Had to share this story with you all, as it involves my home town. I have been to this event several times before I relocated to North Dakota, and this is the first time it’s been cancelled, but what can you do about the weather, especially when it’s the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.

As a reenactor, I know I would not plan to go to the event with that kind of weather in the forecast, even if I had committed to it before, as damp weather is not good for weapons, or powder. Also, camping would be a pain in the rear with heavy rain, as the tents are only so waterproof. While a tough decision, it was the right one in light of the situation.

I wish the Nolan’s the best of luck as they deal with this sad turn of events and to all my friends in Jersey County, please be safe this weekend.

2 thoughts on “Victorian Festival canceled as weather looms – The Telegraph: Local News

  1. Thank you for all your support of our event, Daniel! Best, Jenni Nolan-O’dell, Board of Directors-Jersey County Victorian Festival and Anthropology Lecturer at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

    • No problem. As a former resident of Jerseyville, I have been talking with my folks the last few days about Isaac coming in and wondered what was going to happen. Someday, I would like to make it down there and participate, but it is a long 15 hours for me to drive home. Best of luck next year and don’t hesitate to send me information about the next festival.

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