August 03, 2020
The festival usually takes place near the Historic Bell County Courthouse and features live entertainment, adult beverages, and a bacon cook-off where the winning team takes home a cash prize.
“We get a lot of positive feedback from people about this festival, which has grown every year,” Tourism Manager Judy Garrett said. “I know people would love to get out and enjoy some good music together, but canceling this year is the right decision. We don’t want to unnecessarily endanger anyone.”
This would have been the fourth consecutive year for the festival, which has drawn large crowds of people each year. The plan right now is to resume the festival in the fall of 2021.
As a reminder, local and state health authorities have recommended that during the COVID-19 pandemic people should:
- stay home when possible
- practice social distancing
- wear face coverings
- frequently wash hands.