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Forecast for Mayfest much improved compared to 2017

This weekend, the forecast is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum from what it was a year ago for Mayfest. (KTUL)

This weekend, the forecast is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum from what it was a year ago for Mayfest.

"The wind was really bad. We were having trouble getting our tents up. The wind was picking them up and throwing them around," said Steven Meadows, one of the artists setting up his tent on Wednesday.

"There was a running joke of course that if we need rain, when Mayfest comes, it will bring it. Last year was exceptionally bad. We had it for the longest amount of time that we've had it for in quite some time," said Mayfest Executive Director Heather Pingry.

This year, the weather is looking much more cooperative. Aside from a blip or two on the radar, it looks warm and sunny, perfect for perusing these portable galleries.

"Well, you know, last year it was kind of chilly. I think the beer drinking was down. This year I think it's going to be better," said Meadows.

"We've got every medium you can think of from wood, painting, clay sculpture, and then we also have lots of great festival food that you can always look forward to. Get that one corn dog of the year at Mayfest!" said Pingry.

Setup began a day early this year so they can really hit the ground running tomorrow. With some nice summer-like weather, they are looking forward to more art sales, tasty food, and concerts, less running for the nearest shelter.

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