Rain Delays Rangers, State Fair Events

Rain Delays Saturday's Rangers vs. Angels game

It's raining and it's pouring, but the State Fair of Texas is ongoing ... though there are some cancellations.

The ice carving demonstration scheduled for Saturday has been canceled and rescheduled for next Saturday, Oct. 6.

Additionally, Big Tex's 60th birthday celebration, originally slated for 2:15 p.m., has been canceled due to the rainy forecast.  As of this time, the fair has not said if the event will be rescheduled.

The rest of the fair is open, however.  So, grab an umbrella and head on out.

At the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, the rain delayed Saturday's game between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels. The game was originally scheduled for 3:05 p.m.  The Rangers officially postponed it at 7:00 p.m.

A Rangers Tweet reported: Today's game has been postponed & will be made up at 6:05p as a split doubleheader. It will be televised on FSSW.

Before the announcement hundreds of fans continued to stream in and out of the ballpark. Most were trying to be optimistic that the rain would stop.

"We were hoping it was going to stop," said Robert Williams. "We’ll give it our best shot, if not we’ll  hopefully pick up the rain checks. I don’t know if there’s going to be any more games to see, season is nearly in playoffs."

Tickets for Saturday night's game can be used for the 6:05 p.m. game on Sunday.

While some events were postponed or canceled, the Fort Worth Music Festival tried to make the best out of the rainy weather.

Organizers decided the wet weather would not be a safe environment for the outdoor festival on the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Complex. Late Saturday afternoon organizers announced online that two smaller events across town would host performers indoors.

"Because we had so many people that were so excited about the bands we worked with the bands and we worked with the local venues to say, 'can we put our talent in your club tonight,'" said Marsha Milam, the festival's producer. "And Live Oak (Music Hall and Lounge) and Lola's were just great."

The festival is a fundraiser for the Camp Bowie District. Organizers were expecting as many as 10,000 people at the outdoor venue. The smaller venues mean there will be refunds, but Milam says that's part of the risk of doing an outdoor show.

"It is frustrating, but you know it's an outdoor event, you know and it's September and those things happen," Milam said.

Kevin Eubanks, The Southern Renaissance, Maren Morris and Dr. Dog all performed at Live Oak, in the Near Southside area south of downtown.

The King Bucks, The Paychecks, Charles Bradley, Soul Track Mind and Oh Whitney performed at Lola's on West 6th Street.

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