Events attract big crowds despite the weather - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Events attract big crowds despite the weather

Tailspin Ale Fest (Source: Laurel Mallory, WAVE 3 News) Tailspin Ale Fest (Source: Laurel Mallory, WAVE 3 News)
Carl Casper Custom Auto Show (Source: Natalia Martinez) Carl Casper Custom Auto Show (Source: Natalia Martinez)
Bourbon Classic 2015 (Source: Daniel Paxton, WAVE 3 News) Bourbon Classic 2015 (Source: Daniel Paxton, WAVE 3 News)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It was slushy, icy, wet and cold Saturday, but the weather wasn't keeping some people in; rather, it made them go out.

"People are getting cabin fever from being stuck inside with all this snow and everything," Deji Amos said while standing outside the Tailspin Ale Fest.

[RELATED NEWS: Drivers find slushy conditions difficult to maneuver]

They had a sold-out crowd. This year, they brought out a huge tent to get people out of the elements.

"We added more shuttles, as well, coming from the parking lots just to make sure people are as comfortable as possible," the event's co-founder Tisha Gainey explained.

[#WAVE3SNOW: Viewers share their winter photos with WAVE3.com]

The crowd in the hanger didn't seem to notice what was going on outside.

At the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Carl Casper Custom Auto Show drew a crowd despite the weather.

[SLIDESHOW: Carl Casper Custom Auto Show]

Rich Wilson brought his 1971 corvette on an open trailer on Thursday when the weather wasn't a concern.

"A big concern obviously is going home on Sunday," Wilson said, adding the crowd on Saturday was much bigger than the one the night before.

[OTHER NEWS: Fisherman drowns when ice breaks on family lake]

Wilson didn't have too far to drive, but others came from hundreds of miles away.

Sean Ripp drove from Sackets Harbor, New York with his classic Mustang in a closed trailer. He said his home is pretty much guaranteed at least 100 inches of snow a year.

"We thought the weather would be warmer and nicer here, but evidently it's not," Ripp said.

At the Bourbon Classic 2015 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, people kept warm sampling the bourbon. They also tasted food and met with master distillers.

"This is our third year, and it's great," said Tony Butler, president of FSA Management Group, which co-sponsors the event.

Butler said a record number of tickets sold. He countged on few no-shows, but he said he was happy with the size of the crowd.

"We thought the weather would hurt us a little bit, but you know, it's been okay," Butler said.

Butler believes that in this weather, bourbon is even more of a draw.

When asked if he thinks bourbon helps in the cold, he laughed. “Doesn't hurt,” he said.

Copyright 2015 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.


Powered by Frankly