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How Will Summer And Fall Festival Cancellations Affect Southern Indiana?

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The Bloomington square during the 2019 Fourth of July parade. This summer, the parade was called off due to local health guidelines. (Joe Hren, WFIU/WTIU News)

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Usually, trip advisors say the best time to visit Indiana is between April and October. 

Towns across the state host festivals during the summer and fall, drawing locals out of their homes and attracting people from surrounding areas.

When Gov. Holcomb began reopening the state with his five-stage plan in May, festivals weren’t set to resume until the fifth and final stage.

But, even though Indiana has hit this marker, that doesn’t mean events have returned to normal. 

Many fall festivals in the area have been called off or revised, and some organizations are just now getting to their summer activities.

This week, we’re talking about the effect this has in southern Indiana and how the pandemic is changing  local events.

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Note-This week of our guests and hosts will participate remotely to avoid risk of spreading infection. Because of this we will not be able to take callers live on-air.


Erin Predmore, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Judi Epp, Spencer Pride fundraising director

Diana Choate, Monroe County Fall Festival president

Elaine Bedel, Indiana Destination and Development Corporation secretary and CEO 

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