Milan's 'Indian Summer Festival" comes to an end

After 58 years, the festival will be no more.

By Sarah Greene |

Published 09/04 2015 06:14PM

Updated 09/04 2015 06:14PM

People have been coming out to the Milan Indian Summer Festival since 1957, but now the decade long tradition is coming to an end. This is the final year of this Labor Day Weekend Tradition.
The vice president of the festival, John Hansen, has been going to the festival since the beginning, "I remember going on the Tilt-a-whirl when I was real little with two of my buddies, but that was a long time ago. You know, that was a long time ago and you know, you miss it."  
Although he'll miss it John Hansen says, he's not too sad about seeing the festival go, "It's a lot of work and we complain a lot you know because no one shows up and wants to help, but it's all, you know, when it's done and over with you pat yourself  on the back and say okay we've done another good job." 
It's reasons like the lack of volunteers and lower attendance that is forcing the Indian Summer Festival to end. 
President of the festival, Gary Randall said, "They're isn't much you can do about it. It's sad, but we got to do what we have to do. There's a lot of people who'd like to see it go on. "
The Labor Day Weekend staple in Milan will soon be no more, but organizers hope with the nice weather and some special events like a ceremony for the festivals past queens, the long-standing tradition will go out with a bang. 

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