City of Canal Winchester cancels Labor Day festival amid pandemic

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CANAL WINCHESTER — The Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival scheduled for September 5-7 has been canceled, according to the city.

The festival was set to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020.

Organizers of the festival cited safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Festival Vice President Mike Coolman spoke on behalf of the festival’s board of directors, saying, “This was not an easy decision, but was a responsible and necessary decision.”

The festival attracts thousands each year to downtown Canal Winchester and includes activities, music, midway rides and food, as well as a famed Car Show and renowned Labor Day Parade.

Organizers are already planning for next year’s festival which will take place from Sept. 4-6, 2021.

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