Organizers Announce Cancellation of
2021 Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival
Organizers of the Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival have announced that the 2021 festival, originally scheduled for September 4, 5, & 6, has been cancelled. The event, which was set to celebrate its centennial year in 2020, has been a Labor Day weekend mainstay in Canal Winchester since 1920.
In a public statement released May 8, organizers shared their difficult decision, noting the inability to meet Ohio Department of Health regulations and the lingering effects COVID-19 has had on the entertainment industry and festival sponsors.
Marie Gibbons, parade organizer, stated “It is not feasible at this time to put on our traditional event, which draws families from all over Central Ohio. The committee instead has been focusing on a smaller, one-day event for our community that will feature rides, food vendors, family-friendly activities, entertainment and a non-traditional parade”. The one-day event, CW Hometown Day, will be Saturday, September 4. Details will be forthcoming on the City's website www.canalwinchesterohio.gov.
The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society will hold its annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 5 from 1pm to 4pm at the Prentiss School at 10 West Oak Street.
Festival organizers recognize the importance of the annual three day festival to the community and continue to plan for the 100th Labor Day weekend celebration in 2022.