National Asparagus Festival cancelled.

April 4, 2020

National Asparagus Festival cancelled.

HART — The National Asparagus Festival announced today that the 2020 event has been cancelled. Originally scheduled for June 12-14, this year’s event would have been the 47th annual.

“It is with a heavy heart that we share the 2020 Asparagus Festival has officially been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns,” the NAF Facebook page post stated. “The NAF board of directors respects and values the health and safety of our community members near and far, along with those that would be traveling far distances to attend festival weekend. Although the stay-at-home order may be lifted by festival weekend; with so many unknowns, the fact that this is one of the first large events to kick off summer, and still needing sponsorship’s to fill the need for main events, the board of directors collectively felt it was best to cancel.

“We would, instead, like to encourage everyone to support your local businesses this summer. Be a tourist in your own town or county, visit local places and parks you may have not had the time before to do so or pick asparagus and eat it too! For any vendors/sponsors that have turned in their application and/or paid; we will be issuing full refunds at our earliest chance. Thank you for your continued support over the years, and we will continue to plan for an even bigger festival in 2021! Stay safe, stay healthy, eat your greens, and follow us on Facebook to follow GUS on some exciting adventures this summer and fall!”

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