Category Archives: Festival

2021 Festival of the Bells Cancelled

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While many of Ohio’s fairs and festivals are planning to reopen in 2021, The Festival of the Bells in Hillsboro will not be held.

The Festival of the Bells Committee, the City of Hillsboro, and the Highland County Health Department made that announcement in a social media post.

The committee stated- “Currently, it is too difficult to provide a safe event for our community, guests, artists and vendors. The potential for a large crowd in a confined area is a health concern. The decision was made with heavy hearts but with the best intentions in mind for all involved. Efforts will focus on a strong comeback for the 2022 Festival of the Bells.”

Governor Mike DeWine has already given the go-ahead for fairs and festivals to be held in 2021, with the stipulation that health guidelines be observed during their events, if they are still needed at that point.

WCH Scarecrow Festival Cancelled For 2021

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While many fairs and festivals are planning for their events to be held in 2021, the Washington Court House Scarecrow Festival is announcing they are cancelling this fall’s event.

The Scarecrow Festival Committee posted the announcement on the City of Washington Court House Economic Development Facebook page.

The 2021 festival was scheduled for September 17th-19th.

This decision in Washington Court House comes despite the recent announcement from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, which stated that fairs and festivals would be permitted to move forward with their 2021 events. DeWine said the events could be held- using whatever health safety precautions would be needed at that point in the pandemic.

WCH Scarecrow Festival Letter