Major Fort Worth Food + Wine Extravaganza Moved to Fall Due to Coronavirus Worries
T.The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is postponing the seventh annual festival, which should take place on the first weekend in April. It has now been postponed to October 22-25 instead.
In consultation with the Tarrant County Health Department and in support of the general health of the population and efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the festival has taken immediate action and decided to postpone the festival to autumn in 2020.
“We have already secured venues for all of our events for these dates in October,” said Julie Eastman, festival director, to PaperCity Fort Worth.
Everyone who has tickets for the April dates that have now been postponed have the option of a refund of the purchase price. Buyers will be notified by email by March 19 with specific instructions on how to request a refund.
The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival will take place instead from October 22nd to 25th. (Photo by Courtney Dabney)
A lot has changed in the last 48 hours. The NBA led the wave of closings in professional and college sports, including the unprecedented total cancellation of the $ 2 billion NCAA tournament. There will be no games or major events for the foreseeable future.
Local school districts followed suit. Moving quickly, the Dallas Independent School District announced its decision to cancel all activities and postpone the return of Spring Break. This morning, Fort Worth ISD followed suit and announced cancellations through at least March 27th.
Governor Greg Abbott even issued a disaster declaration in the state of Texas and joined 34 other states as the COVID-19 outbreak increased.
“While the decision to postpone the festival was a difficult one, our board of directors is focused on the long-term impact and support of our city,” said Russell Kirkpatrick, co-founder of the festival. “Our festival can still be held – later in the year. We look forward to welcoming guests, participants and volunteers in October. “
Current information on events can be found on the festival’s FAQ page.