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Mayfest Closed Remainder of Friday Due to Storms

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    Mayfest is officially closed for the rest of the day Friday due to storms, officials say. (Published Friday, April 29, 2016)

    Mayfest is officially closed for the rest of the day Friday due to storms, officials say.

    The annual festival on the banks of the Trinity River in Trinity Park in Fort Worth began as scheduled Friday morning.

    So Far, Mayfest Dodges Severe Weather

    [DFW] So Far, Mayfest Dodges Severe Weather
    Organizers of Fort Worth’s Mayfest were keeping a close eye on the weather as more than 1,000 local school kids were scheduled to participate in Special Needs Day at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
    (Published Friday, April 29, 2016)

    The event was temporarily evacuated at about 4 p.m. Friday before organizers made the decision to shut it down for the day at 5 p.m.

    If an evacuation is required again due to the threat of severe weather, patrons will be able to find safety at the nearby Will Rogers Equestrian Center on University Drive at Crestline.

    Mayfest organizers said cthey will reopen the gates Saturday morning.

    For years Mayfest has had a severe weather action plan to get patrons out of harm’s way as quickly as possible. It was last put into use in 2012, when volunteers evacuated the 33 acres of Trinity Park used for the festival in about 30 minutes.

    Mayfest Organizers Prepare for Friday Storms

    [DFW] Mayfest Organizers Prepare for Friday Storms
    Mayfest organizers are closely watching Friday's forecast, with storms that could threaten the second day of the four-day festival.
    (Published Thursday, April 28, 2016)