Full slate of events planned this weekend, rain or shine


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Full slate of events planned this weekend, rain or shine

By Jonah Kaplan. CREATED Aug 29, 2014

While it may not look like a good forecast, there is still a full slate of events planned to go on rain or shine Labor Day weekend.

Sarah Maio, who is looking forward to the Milwaukee Rally this weekend at the House of Harley, said organizers never want to see it rain, but if it does, they aren't scared.

"We're ready to ride, hang out with our vendors, listen to music and we have entire showroom of our beautiful bikes," she said.

Four Harley dealers still expect thousands to show up for the party.

"Rain is a damper for local folks, but for people who travel here, they're coming no matter what," Maio said.

No matter what -- a true sentiment of the rebel spirit -- and it's shared by artists in the Third Ward who like to keep things inside the lines. The Third Ward Art Festival is a rain or shine event, too.

"I really believe it's going to be a great weekend," said  Nancy O'Keefe with the Third Ward Association. "People love the art. We have 130 artists, 41 alone from Wisconsin."

Umbrellas and tents won't solve everything, though. Storms could washout plans for some who want to spend the weekend on the water.

"Usually along with that rain comes the wind, and that kills going out on the water because of the waves," said fisherman Brian Snyder. "When mother nature says no way, it is what it is."

The Walworth and Sheboygan County Fairs are also this weekend rain or shine. 

At the 165th Walworth County Fair, not only can you grab some corn on the cob, cotton candy and fair food, but there's some great musical acts taking the main stage.  Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, Foreigner and Wisconsin's own Megan Ruger are all set to perform.

Over in Plymouth, the Sheboygan County Fair may not be known for big music acts, but they do have extreme bull riding, a barrel racing competition and the ladies will flex their muscles at the world champion "Lumber Jill Show."

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Originally from Philadelphia, Jonah Kaplan loves the culture, character and pride of Milwaukee. He's won top awards for his reporting of breaking news and severe weather.