"Picktown Palooza" finds new home after flooding
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —
Organizers of the first ever "Picktown Palooza" said they weren't about to let mother nature's wrath stop their summer festival.
Saturday, organizers set up the fun at the corner of North Center Street and Town Square Drive across from Combustion Brewery after Thursday's storms drove them out of their initial location at nearby Victory Park.
"We said look, we're going to put this on and where can we do it and starting about three in the morning, we started taking down fencing and anything we could do, we haven't had a lot of sleep, but we we wanted to make sure we could do this event for the community" said Christ Stein with Picktown Palooza.
Stein worked with city officials to secure the location and a team of workers got things set up by Saturday morning.
He said Thursday's storms were so bad, it flooded the set up area around Victory Park, and damaged some rides and concession stands that couldn't be moved to the new venue.
It even canceled Friday's opening day.
The festival still includes live stage acts, rides, food and exhibits, and even a classic car and motorcycle show.
It continues Sunday from 12noon til 6PM.
Tickets for adults are $5, kids 12 and under are free.
For more information on exhibits and performance times, visit: www.picktownpalooza.org