Bands perform at Rocheport Doughnut Festival despite rain

5 months 1 week 4 days ago Sunday, October 07 2018 Oct 7, 2018 Sunday, October 07, 2018 6:08:00 PM CDT October 07, 2018 in News
By: Emma Claybrook, KOMU 8 Reporter

ROCHEPORT - The first Rocheport Doughnut Festival had live music, a beer garden, doughnuts, and so much more, even though the rain tried to ruin the party. 

Event director Colin LaVaute said more than 3,000 people showed up to eat doughnuts and enjoy the various bands. 

"There’s a lot of stuff to do in mid-Missouri in the fall, so I feel so fortunate and so happy that people decided to come out," he said. "They weathered the elements and had a great time."

LaVaute said he had put on Oktoberfest in Rocheport the past couple of years, but he wanted to open up the event to all ages. 

"We really wanted to re-brand it and make it more family-friendly, so we teamed up with Harold’s Doughnuts," he said. 

The rain didn't stop performers from rocking the stage.

"The thing with our stage is, it’s made of aluminum so it’s basically a lightening rod out there in the field," LaVaute said. 

Instead of canceling the festival though, the show went on with a little rearranging. 

"Rather than having the show out on the stage," LaVaute said. "We thought we’d play it safe and so the Burney Sisters did an all acoustic set right here under the shelter." 

The festival aimed at supporting the local music scene in mid-Missouri. All of Sunday's bands had members who were under 18 years old. 

"I'm really trying to help nurture the next generation of musicians," LaVaute said. 

If you missed the Rocheport Doughnut Festival this year, don't worry. LaVaute said there will be plenty of doughnut holes and music acts at next year's festival. 

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