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Eagle River Cranberry Fest canceled

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EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (WAOW) -- After a majority vote from it's board of directors, the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the cancellation of the Cranberry Fest.

“Cranberry Fest has been more than an annual favorite in our community; it’s been tradition since 1980,” said Kim Emerson, executive director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce. “The decision to cancel this year’s event was incredibly difficult. In lieu of an official event, we encourage visitors who were interested in attending to still take part in cranberry-related activities this fall that help support our local businesses.”

The Chamber cites COVID-19 health concerns for the cancellation, as well as a lack of volunteers need for a "food-centric" event, and a diminished experience for attendees.

The 2021 Eagle River Cranberry Fest is scheduled for October 2-3.

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