(ORLEANS) – The annual Dogwood Festival is cancelled.
“Our community and our world is facing an unprecedented global pandemic,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Robert Henderson. “The annual Dogwood Festival, for over 50 years now, has been a beloved springtime ritual in our hometown of Orleans. However, we must safeguard our visitors, volunteers, and staff from the potential health threats.”
In the best interest of the health and well-being of the overall community, the Orleans Chamber of Commerce and the Dogwood Festival Committee has announced that the upcoming 52nd Annual Dogwood Festival has been cancelled.
“This is a not a decision made lightly or easily at this point,” said Henderson. “Chamber representatives have been involved in-depth conversations with Orange County Health, state, town officials and community partners over the past few days. We have a sense of responsibility to the community, and its overall well-being and safety is our main concern. We are looking into ways we can possibly expand the annual fall fun fest in the park and incorporate some of the Dogwood activities into that event. More details will be forthcoming when available.”