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Hot temperatures don't deter summer festival-goers from fun times

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Hot food and even hotter weather. It's a busy weekend for summer festivals, and it's expected to bring the hottest temperatures of the year.

It felt like over 100 degrees at the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, but that didn't keep people from coming out to Water Tower Park.

Vendors like House of Brisket had air-conditioned food trucks, but it wasn't easy to beat the heat next to a smoker.

"We know we're gonna sweat. We wear sweatbands, but there's not much you can do about it," said Kable McAlpine, owner of House of Brisket. "We've got the A/C crankin', but at the end of the day, it's still hot."

Most vendors had to fight the elements under tents. 

Greg Reece sold Mr. G's Kettle Corn and embraced the hot weather.

"We've got some cooling towels, drinking lots of Gatorade, we're in the shade, and we've got fans going," Reece said.

Other festival-goers cooled down with cold beer and plenty of bottled water.

"It doesn't bother me with the heat. I love the heat," said festival-goer Donna Kelley.

Before the sun went down, the spots closest to the stage were in direct sunlight, so most people enjoyed the music a little father away -- underneath the shade.

"We've got lots of tents set up and places for people to kind of hide (from the sun)," explained festival organizer Matt Willinger.

The festival continues Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m.

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