The weather gods had the final say at Party in the Park in
Organiser Bill Feather said the event was well attended
despite the cold wind that blew across Mosgiel Memorial
However, the organisers were forced to end the event early
when the rain arrived about 3.45pm.
He estimated between 1000 and 2000 people had attended.
''Given the weather, it's well supported,'' he said.
''A lot of the stallholders spent more time holding their
tents to the ground rather than serving customers.''
The numbers surged about noon and the park had looked ''quite
The crowd was bigger than last year's, with some stallholders
spilling on to the street, which made for ''a colourful sort
For the first time, the Otago Axemen's Club held a
demonstration at the event, which ''added an extra
Mosgiel and District Lions stallholder John Bone said he was
pleased with the turnout.
The Lions' stall ''had a fairly long queue'' and the group
had run out of hot chips.