"a tradition of summertime fun!"
PO Box 210
Huron Ohio 44839
2021 Huron River Fest Cancelled
2019 Huron River Fest Sponsors
For the past 30 years the Huron River Fest has continually been one of the area’s top festivals providing a weekend a family-friendly summertime fun. After the cancelling of the 2020 Huron River Fest, the festival committee has been monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the past year with the hope and anticipation of hosting the 2021 festival. The recent lifting of the large gathering ban and the increase in vaccinated Ohioans provides hope for our future, however, there are still many restrictions in effect that make it challenging to carry out the festival this year.
“We were really hoping that 2021 would be a year that we could go back to normal and we would be able to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Huron River Fest. Unfortunately, our committee felt that given the restrictions still in effect, it was not feasible for our small volunteer group to be able to adhere to all the restrictions while also providing the caliber of festival that our community has become accustomed to,” stated William Biddlecombe, President of the Huron River Fest.
“Time was also a factor in our decision. The festival is not something that is thrown together in a couple of weeks. We work throughout the year to ensure everything is planned accordingly. So, with all the uncertainty, we were unable to lock down key aspects of the festival prior to the large gathering ban being lifted.” Biddlecombe said. “I know a lot of people will be unhappy, we are not happy as well. But we feel we made the right decision. It is our hope that 2022 will bring back the sense of normalcy that everyone is used to, and then the Huron River Fest as well,” said Biddlecombe.
The Huron River Fest Committee wishes to thank our 2019-2021 Queen, Alaina Parkinson who will receive her scholarship upon graduation this Spring.
“Since we are unable to hold a pageant, Caylin McCormick who was crowned a co-Queen last year, will continue as the 2020/2022 Huron River Fest Queen,” stated Biddlecombe. Once more events are able to take place, McCormick will continue to represent the Huron River Fest and Huron community.
On behalf of the Huron River Fest Committee, stay safe and healthy, and we will see you July 8-10, 2022!