Dallas-Fort Worth Fall Events That Have Been Canceled Due to COVID-19

As Fall Approaches, major events in Dallas-Fort Worth that have been optimistically postponed or due to take place in the coming months, have officially passed in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to update this list as soon as we learn of further event cancellations.

Addison Oktoberfest

The annual Oktoberfest in Addison, due to take place in September, has been officially canceled for 2020. For more than three decades, the annual event typically draws up to 50,000 visitors to Addison Circle Park – good for most years, but not particularly good a pandemic. According to a statement from the City of Addison, the health and safety of guests, volunteers and workers was the primary concern that led to the cancellation. With immediate effect, the event is scheduled to return in September 2021.

“Oktoberfest in Addison is a popular event where tens of thousands look forward to gathering in dirndls and lederhosen each year to enjoy each other’s company, raise a beer and say cheers,” says Jasmine Lee, director for special events at Addison, in a statement. “Because of the close contact created by the inherent social nature of the festival, it wouldn’t be safe to hold such a large gathering this year.”

Taste of Dallas

The annual Taste of Dallas culinary event was scheduled for early September but has since been canceled as the weekend at Dallas Market Hall typically draws thousands of visitors.

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Lunch

The Salvation Army Relief Society rescheduled its fashion show and lunch at the Meyerson Symphony Center on September 15, 2021. Lisa Singleton, The Auxiliary President 2020-2021 said in a statement: “This was not an easy decision, but it is the right thing to do to ensure the safety and well-being of our donors, supporters, members and the people served by The Salvation Army.”

(Courtesy Visit Dallas)

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

The 26th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival, which highlights local art, music and artists, was originally postponed to September and canceled. It has been postponed to April 2021.

Texas State Fair

We wrote about it last week, but the loss of this year’s State Fair is still heavy on our minds. The good news: you can still grab an original Fletcher’s Corny Dog from one of the upcoming pop-ups in DFW.

Cottonwood Art Festival

In Richardson, the Cottonwood Art Festival was originally planned for early October. Known for its art, music, and food and beverage manufacturers, the festival has been officially canceled for 2020.

Dallas-Fort Worth Fall Events The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus. (Photo by Courtney Dabney).

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival

The Food Worth Food + Wine Festival, which was originally supposed to take place from October 22nd to 25th, has been canceled for this year. The festival for next year is planned for April 8-11, 2021.

34th Annual Grapevine Grapefest Festival

The Grapefest, which takes place September 17-20 and typically attracts more than 260,000 visitors to the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb, has been canceled.

“The GrapeFest is one of the Grapevine marquee festivals that we are proud to present not only for the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex but also for visitors from around the world,” said Steve and Maggie Haley, 34th annual GrapeFest-Co Chair, in a statement. “We would like to thank our volunteers, 38 nonprofits, sponsors and vendors. We now have to look forward to the GrapeFest 2021. “

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