Weather Forecast to Blame as Saturday’s Reston Expo is Called Off

by Dave Emke May 11, 2017 at 11:30 am 10 Comments

Citing a wet and dreary forecast for Saturday, Reston Association has canceled this year’s Reston Expo event.

“We want members and exhibitors to have a great experience at this annual outdoor event and rainy, cold conditions just don’t make it enjoyable,” said Mike Leone, RA’s communications director.

The event, which had been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Reston Association’s headquarters, was slated to be an opportunity for area businesses — in the fields of “home, garden and more” — to share their products and services with residents. Food trucks, music and a kids’ tent were also planned for the free event.

Leone said the event went on through light showers last year, but torrential rains are another story. He said exhibitors were “completely supportive” of the decision to call off this year’s event.

“Apparently, there was another similar event in a nearby community last Saturday and many of the exhibitors/vendors participating in our Expo participated in that event,” he said. “The feedback we received was that last Saturday’s event was a ‘bust’ — extremely low attendance due to the rain.”

The most recent weather forecast for Saturday from Capital Weather Gang calls for steady rain, perhaps up to an inch, with brisk wind as the storm passes through.

Leone said RA “hope[s] to find a date to reschedule later this year.”

  • Arielle in NoVA

    I thought this Saturday was the RA yard sale in the RA lot.

    • Reston Now

      According to RA, the yard sale remains scheduled for Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at 1900 Campus Commons Drive (corner of Wiehle Avenue and Sunrise Valley Drive).

      • RA Event Coordinator

        Rain date will be Sunday. Decision on whether or not to postpone to Sunday will be made tomorrow.

        • Robert Mowbray

          Rescheduling for Mother’s Day might not be a good idea.

      • Arielle in NoVA

        Thanks! Hadn’t noticed they’d changed the location this year.

  • Greg

    The reason the “expo” event was a bust is that there is no benefit or reason to attend. More money that the RA wastes. See my comments on the condo sponsored article for more details:


  • RA Event Coordinator

    With rain in the forecast, we have POSTPONED the 85 Family RA Yard Sale to be held on Sunday! Bring your Mother out shopping before you take her to brunch! See you there. 8:30am – Noon. 1900 Campus Commons Dr. (in the parking lot behind this address).

    • Greg

      “…we have POSTPONED the 85 Family RA Yard Sale to be held on Sunday!”

      Please, work on your English, RA Event Coordinator!

      You can’t postpone something to be held on Sunday until Sunday.
      Next Sunday? Which Sunday?

      • RA Event Coordinator

        Greg, the event has been postponed from Saturday, May 13th to Sunday, May 14th. Come see me and do a little shopping.

        • Greg

          Thank you — much clearer!


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