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Festival on the Ridge returns this weekend after being rescheduled

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - The 16th annual Festival on the Ridge will take place in Harrisburg Saturday after being rescheduled due to severe weather.

The festival was set for Saturday, June 1 until Poinsett County experienced strong storms and flash flooding during the days leading up to the event. The threat of severe weather on the day of the festival prompted the festival committee to postpone the event.

Charlie Haley and his wife Janie were busy setting up their traveling Dixie Diner for the festival. The Jackson, TN natives are part of a group of 58 food and arts and crafts vendors scheduled to take over the square in downtown Harrisburg.

"We travel about seven states and this is what we do for a living," Charlie said. "We go to Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee."

Festival committee president Mark Weston says only two vendors could not attend the rescheduled festival. "We just hope that it's a pretty day. KAIT has promised us a pretty day tomorrow and sunny skies. It should be really nice," he said.

Weston said the 5,000 to 6,000 thousand people expected attend can count on deep fried fun for the whole family.

Opening ceremonies start at 11 a.m. with a performance from the Navy band from Millington, TN. Live entertainment will be going on all day, including a clogging performance and the headlining band Salty Dogs.

Festivities will end at 9 p.m. with a fireworks display.

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