Rib America Festival organizers plan to implement their emergency plan in case of severe weather.
"The event takes place rain or shine, depending on the severity of the weather or not. We try to continue with the event.
Their emergency plan is 28 pages and is updated regularly.
"There may be some breaks where we may have to ask people to go to their car or parking garages or other emergency facilities (or) venues that are going to be available to us. We've done this before. We had over 10,000 people when we had strong storms come in last year on Saturday afternoon. We evacuated 10,000 people when and they came back in going on to about 45 minutes," President of Rib America, Dave Lucis said.
There are radar screens at the site and organizers check with the airport.
Meanwhile, another big attraction Labor Day weekend are campsites. Ryan Lenley, Assistant Property Manager at Raccoon State Recreation Area said they expect typical festivities, this weekend, including boating, fishing, camping, introduction to archery, and a DJ.
Lenley said most campsites are occupied, but they had 17 cancellations because of the chance for severe weather.
"We're hoping that passes the area with little to no effect on the area and camping," Lenley said.
Lenley said activities may be cancelled due to the weather.
Lenley added, for this summer season, they have lost some money. This year many campgrounds and parks faced the same dilemma, including beaches which were closed and the burn ban. Lenley said they were looking forward to this weekend.
"We are looking forward to Labor day weekend to recoup some of that and also our upcoming events...we do have to Hoosier outdoor experience," he said.
Lenley said guests should check with the site to make sure everything is going according to plan.
"We are looking forward to a superb 2013 recreation system, he said.