Rain or shine, there will be only one date set for the 2005 Lincoln County Apple Festival.
Following the cancellation of last yearâ€™s Apple Festival due to predicted severe weather, officials considered setting a make-up date for the annual event.
After meeting, however, the Lincoln County Apple Festival Board of Directors, agreed that setting a make-up date would not be possible.
Even with advance planning, it was not possible for agencies to reschedule a common alternate date because of the amount of staff involved, said officials.
An alternate date would also be hard to set up with festival entertainment and many of the vendors.
Most vendors scheduled to participate in the 2004 festival will be on hand this year. A number of other individuals and groups have also expressed interest in the festival, which will be held Sept. 17.
Due to this interest, the waiting list for this yearâ€™s festival has been closed.
Although no additional booths are available, any other questions about the festival can be directed to the Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8452.by Staff Reports