Bill's wrap-up post on the Fresh Hop Tastival at Oaks Park made me think of a contrast:
The scene inside the tastivals dismal enclosed tent:
(it was awfully dark in there so you can't see much in the picture <-- this is a joke, I didn't actually take a pic inside the tent and apparently no one else did either)
And the lovely scene under the Skamainia Lodge's open tent (as seen in this pic from Brewpublic):
These were held simultaneously, sot the weather in both places was similar. I can attest to the fact that the downpour at Skamania was easily handled by the tent. The as long as you were a foot or two under the cover you were kept completely dry. So here is my advice to the OBG: open up the Oaks Park Tent!