Friday, September 11, 2020
The 2020 Simsbury Septemberfest has been CANCELED.
The difficult decision has been made to officially cancel the 2020 Simsbury Septemberfest, which includes the much anticipated 350th Day at Septemberfest planned for Saturday, September 12th.
As always, maintaining the health and safety of our community members, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. The coronavirus pandemic is a continuing concern, especially given its projected resurgence in the fall. Further, the CDC, State, and local Farmington Valley Health District guidelines for outdoor group gatherings and social distancing are not logistically viable based on Septemberfest’s size and location. Additionally, the event has not received the necessary funding to move forward as vendors and sponsors are struggling with the current economic situation and cannot commit to participating.
With all these factors in mind, cancelling Septemberfest was determined to be the right decision for this year. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our community to celebrate the return of our annual tradition of great food, entertainment, and exciting special events in September 2021.
In the meantime, and in conjunction with Simsbury’s 350th Anniversary Committee, the performing arts center is working hard to reimagine late summer and early fall programming to both allow our community to celebrate its rich history and safely enjoy outdoor entertainment once again, so stay tuned for exciting announcements ahead.