Uncle Billy's Day Festival Kicks Off

Videographer: Melinda Zosh

Altavista, VA - Uncle Billy's Day in Altavista is still happening despite the bad weather Friday.

There's everything from food to live entertainment and rides for the kids.

The Altavista Chamber of Commerce puts the festival together. It's a community tradition that's been around for the past 63 years.

Organizers are expecting about 25,000 people over the two-day event. But they are going to make sure to keep an eye on the sky.

"We're watching the radar very closely and it looks like the bad weather is going to the north of us, so we hope it stays that way. Tomorrow's going to be beautiful for surewarm but not too hot," said Patty Eller, president of the chamber.

The only thing that would force them to shut down the festival early Friday is if the weather gets really dangerous. The event goes until 10 p.m.

Get more information at the event's website.