Joining the list of canceled events this year is the Fall for Greenville. Organizers of the event made an announcement this week that due to health risks brought by COVID-19 they have decided to cancel the event this year.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank of America Fall for Greenville team has kept a close eye on the ever-shifting impacts of the virus while remaining optimistic about our ability to hold the event. We had initially hoped a date later in the fall would be possible, but current information and projections indicate that mass gatherings at large-scale events could potentially put attendees and surrounding communities at risk.” the organizer said in a news release.
“After extensive research, consultation with health professionals, and numerous internal discussions, we made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Bank of America Fall for Greenville. The health and safety of Greenville residents and visitors is always our top priority, and given the number of people this popular event attracts each year, it would be impossible for us to ensure our festival guests maintain the recommended social distance.” organizer added.
Organizers are making efforts to stay connected this year. For the next few months, they will be announcing a series of virtual offerings to support the restaurants, musicians, and non-profit organizations that have been hardly hit by the pandemic.
“We are thrilled to continue our support of the Fall for Greenville festival as it transitions to a virtual event this year,” said Bank of America Upstate SC Market President and Greenville native Stacy Brandon. “Throughout this healthcare crisis, we’ve seen many changes, from canceled festivals around the country to a shift in new online and virtual events. Like our clients discovering new ways to do their banking online and through our mobile apps, we are excited to see how this new format continues to provide Greenville’s unique offerings to even more attendees. We hope that everyone will continue to enjoy this wonderful festival.”
While the event may not be possible to be in person this year, the organizers hope that festival guests could join them for a virtual experience on October 9-11, 2020, and save the date for next year’s festival on October 8-10, 2021.
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