DDA cancels Romeo Harvest Day
Board follows Peach Fest lead and scraps the Fall event
After the news broke of last week's decision to cancel the 89th annual Michigan Peach Festival, the Romeo DDA made a unanimous decision to cancel their flagship event scheduled for October of 2020.
While much smaller than the Peach Festival, Harvest Day has grown in its own right after the DDA took control of the event just a few years ago. The event has been focused on a kid friendly atmosphere, inviting families out to enjoy music, crafts, food, face painting, petting zoos, and more.
It was a now or never moment when it came time to make a decision on whether or not to proceed with the event.
"We were getting to the point where deposits needed to be made, performers needed to be booked, and we had to really focus some time and efforts on our end to pull off the event. With the uncertainty of what may or may not be able to take place three months down the road, we risked losing big if the event was forced into shutdown had we decided to move forward with the event." said DDA Chairman Zack Hayes.
While the Harvest Day event will not take place, it wasn't ruled out that some form of a gathering could take place in the fall, even if it's not the event most would recognize. The board noted the desire to work with the Peach Festival Committee and help where they can should they decide to host some form of an event during the fall months.