It was announced Monday that the Corn Festival would not be held this year
“It is with great sadness that the Swanton Corn Festival steering committee has decided to cancel the traditional festival for Aug. 15,” said a press release from Chairman Alan Robasser. “This would include the All Class Reunion on Aug. 14. Thank you to everyone for your tolerance and acceptance of this tough decision.”
The committee has proposed a different way of celebrating during what would have been Corn Festival.
They would like to encourage a community wide involvement to decorate homes, lawns, and businesses the week of August 9-15. In this way by driving or walking around the village and surrounding area, the spirit of the Corn Festival can live on in 2020.
“The safety of our community, volunteers, first responders, and vendors is a primary concern. State guidelines regarding large gatherings and social distancing are likely to prevail through the summer months, preventing practical conditions to prepare and orchestrate an event of this nature. Our sponsors have previously been very supportive to maintain the festival and this is a difficult time asking them to participate financially,” said the release.
The Corn Festival committee looks forward to and anticipates a fantastic return of the traditional Corn Festival in August 2021.
Reach Drew Stambaugh at 419-335-2010