A sad message from the Apple Blossom Festival:
March 17, 2020
Update on the 2020 Festival and the Coronavirus,
To all of our volunteers, fans, supporters, and the community at large, public safety has been and always will be the top priority of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s recent recommendation regarding large gatherings, the Board of Directors has made the painful decision to suspend all planning for the 93rd Festival. As you can imagine we do not take this difficult decision lightly, but one we had to make for the safety of our community. Please remember such an action is not without precedent. The Festival suspended all activities for four years during WWII. We will get through these trying times together just as we did then. Watch for updated information on our website at www.thebloom.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Thank you for your support of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®. We feel the future of the Festival remains strong.
One of the great community traditions during Festival time is the hanging of the pink & green. We want to encourage everyone to display your buntings, banners and flags as you always do. If we can’t celebrate together, let’s share the spirit of Apple Blossom by painting the town in our favorite colors. It is and will always be FOREVER APPLE BLOSSOM!
Barry Carper, President
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®
Of course this affects the Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast and the Stonebrook Club Tennis Tournament sponsored by Partlow Insurance. We were really excited about the wonderful celebrities we had coming this year, but we have no doubt the festival will come back even stronger next year! We understand it was a tough decision to make, but we will be flying our pink and green anyway!