It's too bad, since there were many talented crafters around that I didn't get a chance to check out! And there were a coupe of brave souls who attended and tried to hop between tents when the rain would pause (momentarily).
The vendors were released at the three-hour mark, after surviving the first band of heavy rains, with warnings that another belt would be soon approaching. (The weathermen really missed the mark with this forecast-- at 9 a.m., there was only a 30 percent chance of showers!)
Lucky for us, we have a brand new tent this year, accompanied by sidewalls (last year's tent didn't have sidewalls, and we had to make walls out of plastic tablecloths and masking tape when we got caught in a bad, bad, bad rainstorm in Clinton). So luckily... we had a sturdy tent working in our favor.