WINSLOW — Organizers of an inaugural fall festival planned for this weekend in Winslow have canceled the event because heavy rain is in the forecast.

The first Fall Fair was planned for Saturday, and the decision to cancel was made “with a heavy heart,” Amanda McCaslin, director of the Winslow Parks & Recreation Department, wrote Tuesday in a social media post.

“We understand the disappointment that this news may bring, as we share in the sadness of not being able to host this event,” McCaslin wrote.

The event was to be held at Fort Halifax Park and intended to be the start of an annual tradition featuring a farmers’ market, food trucks and animals. Organizers said they were expecting hundreds to attend.

In place of the Fall Fair, the town is offering pumpkin carving, apple cider and crafts Saturday, McCaslin said. The activities are planned for the recreation center in the basement at the Winslow Town Office at 114 Benton Ave. They are to run from 10 a.m. to noon.

Next year’s Fall Fair is scheduled for Oct. 5, with a rain date of Oct. 12, McCaslin said.

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