Festival In Thornton Canceled Due To Heavy Rain

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Officials in Thornton on Thursday announced that they are canceling their annual Thorntonfest festival due to a flooded field.

“Recent spring rains saturated the Multipurpose Field at 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, making it impossible to ready the area for the thousands of people who attend,” officials wrote in a news release.

Mike Soderberg, the executive director of the city’s Community Services department, said that despite the forecast for sunny weather in the Denver area on Saturday when the event had been scheduled to take place, the wet field could be heavily damaged if the festival were to happen there.space Festival In Thornton Canceled Due To Heavy Rain

Soderberg also said they can’t move the festival to another spot because other fields in the city are reserved for sporting events.

About 45,000 attended Thorntonfest last year.

“No one is more disappointed than our staff,” says Soderberg. “They work for hours preparing for these events and watched Wednesday as all of that work flowed down Grange Hall Creek.” The City of Thornton will refund most of the vendor fees collected from those who paid for booth space.

The Cottonwood Classic in the city will still take place as scheduled on Saturday morning.

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  1. Marie Earle says:

    The Colorado Disc Dogs are very sadden about this. CDD has held thier season opener in conjunction with this event for 12 years. The competition is now a two day Qualifier for Skyhoundz and the Ashley Whippet Intertnational (AWI).
    Disc Dog teams are traveling from out of state to attend this very popular competition/ event. CDD is seeking alternative parks where the competition can be held this weekend.

    1. FWD Motion with Arbonne says:

      Head to the 15th Annual Erie Town Fair!

      Hot air balloons, pancake breakfast, car show, 200+ food and craft vendors, children’s activities, a BBQ fundraiser, live music and fireworks are expected to be the highlights of this Saturday’s annual Erie Town Fair!

      http://www.eriechamber.org

      Maybe they’ll host your event!

  2. Stacy Summers says:

    My daughter was supposed to dance in her FIRST dance recital at Thorntonfest. She will be very disappointed. AWE! Guess we will have to get her ready for next year. SO SAD!!!

  3. jb80538 says:

    Looks like a nice location for a boating event right now.

  4. FWD Motion with Arbonne says:

    Head to the 15th Annual Erie Town Fair!

    Hot air balloons, pancake breakfast, car show, 200+ food and craft vendors, children’s activities, a BBQ fundraiser, live music and fireworks are expected to be the highlights of this Saturday’s annual Erie Town Fair!

    http://www.eriechamber.org

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