69th Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival POSTPONED to April 30, May 1 and May

69th Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Announces New Date

FAIRHOPE, Al FAIRHOPE, Al – The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Foundation announces new date for the 2021 Festival.

After much consideration, the Foundation, along with the City of Fairhope, Downtown Fairhope Merchants Association, and the Eastern Shore Art Center, have decided not to move forward with the 69th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival scheduled for March 19 - 21, 2021, as planned. The Festival, and all events surrounding it, will be rescheduled to April 30, May 1, and May 2, 2021.

“The Festival Foundation and the City of Fairhope decided together that the health and safety of the community, guests, volunteers, artists, and staff are our very top priority,” said Fairhope Mayor, and this year’s event chairman, Sherry Sullivan. “Festival volunteers begin planning this event months in advance, and while we all hoped throughout the planning process that we would be able to hold the event, we were simultaneously preparing for the possibility of cancelation or rescheduling,” she adds. “It was a tough decision because we know how much the event means to our community and the economic impact to our local small businesses that have had a rough twelves months. Fortunately, we feel that by postponing the Festival and enlisting additional safety policies and procedures, we will be able to host this time-honored tradition in the coming months.

The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Foundation and the City of Fairhope will continue to monitor the covid-19 pandemic while working with area entities to make the best decision for moving forward with the Festival the first weekend of May.

About: The Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival has taken place for nearly seventy years gaining national recognition and attracting more than 200 exhibitors from around the country to the prestigious annual show. Organized 100% by volunteers, the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival Foundation (501c3), hosts the annual Festival and its surrounding events to promote community appreciation of the arts and support art education. All proceeds go back into the community through local scholarships and grants available to students and organizations in the Fairhope community.

For information related to Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival and the latest information on this year’s Festival, please visit http://www.fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com.

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