LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Thousands poured into Old Louisville Saturday for the annual St. James Art Fair and so did the rain.
Mother Nature shut down one of the Marion's largest art fairs. Organizers told vendors at 4 o'clock on Saturday the fair would close one hour early because of weather and Sunday's events would be canceled because of safety concerns involving the weather.
This is the first time ever in the fair's 57 years weather has canceled the event leaving many disappointed. More than 700 booths had to be torn down.
Sculptor Sean Corner said he was upset the organizers canceled the fair for Sunday in advance instead of waiting the day of to see how the weather panned out.
"I'm heartbroken the fair is cancelled based on a forecast....weather changes here all the time," Corner said, who traveled to Louisville from Kansas.
Corner said he anticipates losing close to $2,000 in sales with the fair closing one day early.
Corner said even though he is disappointed he plans on coming back next year for his making it his 13th year at the St. James Art Fair, but he plans to keep his fingers crossed for better weather.