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Yes, your umbrella is fine to bring in at Summerfest. (PHOTO: Bobby Tanzilo)

Can you bring your umbrella into Summerfest?

Although the Summerfest forecast is looking like it's going to be blue skies and sunny so far – fingers crossed – one must always be prepared.

According to Summerfest officials, yes, you can bring umbrellas into the festival grounds and stay dry throughout the festival. The only place they're not allowed, unfortunately, is the American Family Insurance Amphitheater – though that, for the most part, has a roof.

If you bring an umbrella and don't want to lug it around all day or night, there are places, including a central location at the Mid-Gate, where you can check it for $2. Remember: Backpacks and large bags are banned this year.

Also, the Summerfest store next to the Miller Lite Oasis (it's bright red, you can't miss it) is selling two kinds of ponchos.

So, between ponchos and umbrellas, you should be safe and dry from the rain that hopefully will never come. As for rude people spilling their beers on you ... well, you're on your own there.


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