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G.I. Festival joins list of cancellations

The 2020 Gwynn’s Island Festival has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, festival chair Jan Bassett has announced.

She noted that the festival, traditionally held the last Saturday in June, comes after the current June 10 stay-at-home order of Gov. Ralph Northam expires.

“However, being unsure of any additional restrictions and the need to protect our community, our vendors and our patrons, we are canceling,” Bassett said.

The cancellation joins a long list of local festivals, large and small, that have been called off due to the coronavirus. They include the Gloucester Daffodil Festival, Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour, Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic’s Casino Night, Abingdon Ruritan Club’s Food Truck Frenzy and its huge Seafood Festival, May Faire, Mathews Fourth of July Fireworks, and a number of other events.

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