Published: Oct 10, 2012 12:40 PM
Modified: Oct 10, 2012 12:47 PM
From staff reports
CHAPEL HILL The town held its 40th annual Festifall celebration Sunday despite cold weather and afternoon drizzle.
Bands, dance groups and dozens of artists lined West Franklin Street, with aerial performers on the West End drawing appreciative oohs as they suspended themselves above the street by wrapping themselves in fabric.
The weather kept Festifall from attracting its normal 15,000-plus crowd. Festivals supervisor Wes Tilghman estimated about 7,000 people attended throughout the day.
The town has to make the call early and plans on Festifall as a rain or shine event, he explained, because it not practical to reschedule workers and try to fit a rain date into artists’ schedules.
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