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Cornfest sees cancellation due to COVID-19

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Taber Times
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On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Alberta has banned all gatherings of more that 15 people for an indefinite period of time and has further restricted gatherings of all major summer events and festivals in Alberta.

These steps, as well as our continuing concern for the health and well-being of our community, means we are unable to host the 2020 edition of Taber Cornfest.

“This is an extremely difficult announcement to share, but it is the right thing to do,” said Joanne Sorensen, president of the Taber and District Chamber of Commerce. “As a community celebration, the cancellation of Cornfest comes with our community and public health and safety front of mind.”

Every year in August on the last full weekend before the long weekend, the Taber and District Chamber of Commerce hosts the largest free family festival in Western Canada.

It celebrates with music, entertainment, rides, chili cookoff, show and shine, skateboard corn-test, huge fireworks, and much more.

With the best interests in mind of the community, the Taber and District Chamber of Commerce will remain focused on supporting community minded events such as the Taber Pheasant Festival held in the fall, Winter Festival and of course Cornfest 2021.

The Taber and District Chamber of Commerce continues to help support local businesses with its COVID-19 Facebook page updating residents on business closures or changes in business hours.

Our website, newsletters and Facebook page also provide valuable resources and updates for businesses during these difficult times.

More information will be provided once the Cornfest committee meets in the near future.

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