38th Oktoberfest Canceled In Seymour

(SEYMOUR) – The 38th Annual Oktoberfest has been canceled.

Being touted as Seymour’s biggest event and Jackson County’s second-largest event was scheduled for October 1st – October 3rd.

The following statement was released by organizers:

While Indiana’s Back on Track plan allows for fairs and festivals to be held after July 4th, there is still uncertainty regarding potential restrictions through the remainder of the year. As with other fairs and festivals in Indiana, we had to address this uncertainty while keeping the health and safety of the public a top priority.”

A list of concern includes:

  • Uncertainty surrounding Indiana’s Back on Track Plan timeline.
  • Challenges regarding restrictions and best practices for social distancing, Personal Protective Equipment use, contract tracing, etc.
  • Logistical concerns for increased sanitation efforts.
  • Disruption in the food supply chain.