Except for a couple of water puddles, there were no effects from Hurricane Irene which passed through the West End Fair grounds on Sunday.
The fair officially opened Monday – a day late because of Irene – to large crowds.
Tents that were pitched before the arrival of Irene were still standing, unaffected by 50 mile-per-hour winds. All the rides were operating.
"We had a few branches down in the grove, but that was it," said one security guard. "And we cleaned that up right away."
The fair had appeared vulnerable to Irene because of its renowned tree-lined midway.