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Blustery winds, driving rain and the frequent crackle of thunder did not deter a crowd of locals from showing up to the Stampede Street Party, annual cattle drive and the always-popular chili feed

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 - The cattle drive came through downtown as scheduled, taking a new route from the corner of 10th and Main streets south to the Crook County Fairgrounds. Despite rain that was heavy at times, hundreds of onlookers lined the streets to watch the annual Prineville tradition unfold Wednesday evening.

The Stampede Street Party may have wound up soaked and blown about by blustery winds, but hundreds of people still made the trip to downtown Prineville Wednesday evening, lining up to sample chili prepared by the Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff's Office, and Crook County Fire and Rescue.

The chili was free and visitors were invited to purchase tickets to cast votes for which agency made the best chili. This year, the Prineville Police Department took the top honor.

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 - Heather Timmer is served a bowl of chili by Ruthie Pelayo (left) and Nicole Bigelow.

JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Countryfied didn't make it through many songs before heavy rains and gusty winds stopped the show, but party-goers were still able to kick up their heels and enjoy the music.

JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A group of chili feed patrons find a unique place to hide from the rain as they enjoy their food.

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 - Mother Nature ultimately set the curfew for the Stampede Street Party as soaked visitors left. Vendors, who struggled to pack up canopies and other belongings, soon followed.

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 - Despite stormy conditions, a large crowd of visitors came down to check out the cattle drive, enjoy the chili feed and stick around for some street party fun.

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 - Crook County Fire and Rescue firefighters man the agency's chili feed station.

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 - Sheriff's Office chili servers Alexis Ober (left) and Katie Sizer give a patron a run down of their chili offerings during the Stampede Street Party Wednesday.

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