Silver Lake apple and barbecue festival canceled.

July 10, 2020

Silver Lake apple and barbecue festival canceled.

GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — The annual Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival held in mid-September is canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Due to the current CV-19 restrictions on mass gatherings, the Apple & BBQ Festival Board, in cooperation with our partners and local health department officials, made the difficult decision to cancel the festival for 2020,” states Scott Beal, executive director of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes-Hart Visitors Bureau in a press release issued Friday, July 10.

The popular festival includes the KCBS Professional & Amateur BBQ Competition, beer tent, bands, food vendors, Classic Vehicle & ORV Show, Homemade Crafts Fair, and the Apple A Day 5K Run.

“All Festival events require an extensive amount of planning with city, county and state officials for proper permits and approvals,” states the press release. “Unfortunately, the high level of uncertainty about what the next few months will bring regarding restrictions on public gatherings, concerns about public health and the ability to thoughtfully plan for a community event have led us to this decision.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported us in the past through attendance, participation, sponsorship, and volunteering. We look forward to resuming our Festival on Sept. 10 and 11, 2021.”

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