Leprechaun Days stays dryThe 2012 edition of Leprechaun Days was well attended and mostly rain free
By: Nathan Hansen, Rosemount Town Pages
There was rain in the forecast for much of Leprechaun Days’ 10-day run, but very little of it actually fell on Leprechaun Days events.
Apart from some rain that soaked people setting up for a July 28 bluegrass festival and more that fell Sunday morning, about the only time people got wet during Leprechaun Days was at Tuesday night’s bathtub races or Wednesday’s Wet ‘n Wild day. And that was by design.
“Things went very, very well,” said Leprechaun Days president Laura Briggs. “The weather was very nice, so pretty much every event went on as planned.”
A light rain also fell Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough to slow down a Pop Rocks performance at Central Park or cancel that night’s fireworks display.
“We really lucked out,” Briggs said.
Leprechaun Days organizers have claimed in the past that the festival has never had an event cancelled because of rain.
Briggs said while organizers pay attention to weather reports, they don’t spend much time worrying about the chances rain will fall.
Many events were well attended, though Briggs said attendance for Friday and Saturday’s events at Central Park was down from previous years.
“I don’t know why, but the people that were there were having fun,” she said. “That’s what’s important.”
The Leprechaun Days committee will meet soon to talk about this year’s event – what worked, what didn’t and what can be done better next year. The committee will also elect a new president. This was the last year of Briggs’ three-year term leading the committee.