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Rain Day Festival

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Rain Day is Waynesburg’s claim to fame! This “FREE” festival is held every July 29th, Rain or Shine. Rain day started in the early 1800’s and the Special Events Commission has brought continuity of this annual festival to the heart of downtown Waynesburg with live entertainment all day long on two stages arts, crafts, great food, children’s carnival games and more! The Special Events Commission & mayor wagers with a celebrity for the annual hat bet tradition. The festival also consists of many contests including, Baby Rain Day, umbrella decorating contest, downtown business window decorating, coloring contest, Jack McCracken Award, and the crowning of our own Mini, Little, and Junior Miss Rain Drop!

Our mascot “Wayne Drop” attends many festivals throughout the year and is walking the beat on July 29th at the festival, look for the big blue Rain Drop, you will be sure to smile!

Prior to our award presentation, A moment of silence is held in memory of our Rain Day Boys, The Rain Day Boys share true accounts of the soldiers of Company K, 110th Infantry, 28th Division. These 18 soldiers headed for battle in France WWI-1918. Of the 18 soldiers 17 of them lost their lives on Rain Day July 29th, 1918. James Farrell died while preparing for the July 29th battle at headquarters when it was bombed on July 28th, 1918. Candice Buchanan and Glenn Toothman III, are 2 local individual who have worked closely for many years on this local history project and published the book “The Rain Day Boys” The Greene that lay near Grimpette Woods. www.raindayboys.com

For more information go to www.raindayfestival.com

Additional Details

Event Website URL - www.raindayfestival.com

Organizer Email - [email protected]

Organizer Contact No. - 724-627-8111