57th annual Eden Corn Festival canceled due to COVID-19

Posted at 1:25 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 13:25:57-04

EDEN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Organizers for the 57th annual Eden Corn Festival announced Wednesday the festival has been canceled due to COVID-19.

The festival was scheduled for August 6 to August 9, organizers released the following statement:

"Much consideration was given to every aspect of the Festival. With many months of planning already into the event, it was decided that the event could not commence this year due to all the uncertainties with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Board felt it would be too much of a financial strain to attempt to put on the Festival and comply with all State, County, and Local “Social Distancing” requirements due to the unpredictability of the ever changing criteria associated with the pandemic. The Health and Safety of our committee members, volunteers, sponsors, employees, and patrons is of the utmost importance to the Board. Our thoughts go out to the many dedicated volunteers, organizations, businesses, and employees, that benefit financially from the Festival. Lets hope 2021 bring us better times."

The festival is set for August 5 to August 8 in 2021.