ASHEBORO NC (RANDOLPH COUNTY ARTS GUILD) – As the COVID-19 cases in Randolph County continue to rise, the 48th Annual Fall Festival committee and Randolph Arts Guild Board of Directors has been receiving guidance and regular updates from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Randolph County Public Health, and Randolph Health. Everyone from our vendors, attendees, sponsors, and downtown merchants have been affected by this pandemic. Ongoing discussions have been difficult and complex. Sadly, we have ultimately decided that it is in the best interest of the community to cancel the 2021 Fall Festival, October 2 – 3, 2021, due to COVID-19 for the second year in a row.
The Randolph Arts Guild Board knows that this cancellation does not come without consequence. The Fall Festival is an essential economic driver for local non-profits, community groups, small businesses, and vendors. We understand the disappointment that this may bring, as many in the city of Asheboro and throughout Randolph County look forward to this great event. But the current health statistics within Randolph County and surrounding areas created challenges for safely managing and hosting this traditional family-friendly festival for the city of Asheboro and Randolph County, NC. The Randolph Arts Guild is dedicated to doing our part for the health and safety of our community and mitigating the potential spread of COVID-19.
On behalf of our board of directors, Fall Festival event committee, sponsors, volunteers, and all those that make this happen every year, we would like to say thank you for your understanding. To our vendors, we appreciate your continued interest and support in bringing the arts alive in Randolph County. Vendor registration fees will be available for reimbursement beginning October 15, 2021.
We look forward to seeing you October 1 – 2, 2022, for our Annual Fall Festival in Downtown Asheboro, NC. We will get through this together.
Source: Randolph Arts Guild Press Release