Chardon BrewFest canceled due to COVID-19

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CHARDON, Ohio (WJW) – Chardon BrewFest has announced it is canceling its August event.

They say it is a tough call but felt it was important to make a decision because of the ongoing uncertainty around coronavirus and large-scale events.

**See a past report, above, on another canceled event: The Cleveland National Air Show**

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, they wrote, “This was a tough call to make — BrewFest is an incredibly important event for Chardon Tomorrow and it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate all of you and what we feel is one of the best events of its type in the area — but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our brewer partners, volunteers, and everyone who attends. We explored other ways to keep the in-person part of BrewFest, but it’s important to us to host a vibrant, inclusive event and it didn’t feel right to do it any other way.”

As they work on plans for 2021, BrewFest said they are also planning other ways for the community to get together through a “combo of smaller locally hosted events, self-guided experiences, and possibly BrewFest at home kits.” They will share more on that soon.

They say they’ll be contacting ticket holders and hope to connect with everyone by the end of June.

While some events are going ahead this summer, many others have been canceled due to the pandemic, that includes several fireworks shows, the Ohio State Fair and the Cleveland National Air Show. (See more on that in the video, above.)

See an updated list, below:

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