UPDATE: Woodbine Crawfish Festival Canceled
WOODBINE, Georgia, March 16, 2020 — The annual Woodbine Crawfish Festival scheduled for April 24-25, 2020, has been canceled. The Woodbine Citizens Steering Committee, organizers of the festival, made the decision to cancel in compliance with updated recommendations from the CDC to not hold gathering of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks.
Officials stress that the health and safety of the community, volunteers, festival guests, vendors and performers was their top priority in making their decision. For vendors who had already paid their booth fees, that payment can be held and applied toward next year’s festival or refunded upon request. Vendors are asked to inform organizers of their preference via email at email@example.com. Refund checks will be mailed as soon as possible to those requesting one. For Doreen Myers Memorial 5K participants we are working with the timing company to proceed with your refund.
Woodbine Crawfish Festival: Organizers Actively Monitoring COVID-19 Pandemic
WOODBINE, Georgia, March 13, 2020 — The Woodbine Citizens Steering Committee, organizers of the annual Woodbine Crawfish Festival scheduled for April 24-25, are actively monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. No decision has yet been made whether to hold the festival as scheduled, cancel or postpone it.
“We are in contact with the Georgia Department of Public Health and other officials to monitor the ongoing issues arising from the spread of COVID-19,” says Committee Chair Royce Proctor. “The health department has recommended that the decision to postpone or cancel the festival be delayed until April 1, given the event is scheduled six weeks out from now.”
Officials stress that the health and safety of the community, volunteers, festival guests, vendors and performers is their top priority in making their decision. They will continue to monitor the situation over the next couple of weeks before announcing any final decision. In the meantime, everyone is advised to continue following the guidelines and recommendations of the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control to minimize the spread of the virus locally.