Gloucester Cancels Daffodil Festival
Following Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s order to ban all events with 100 or more people, Gloucester County officials have announced that the 2020 Gloucester Daffodil Festival and all activities surrounding the annual event, which was scheduled for April 4-5, have been cancelled.
“We fully support the Governor’s decision, but it’s not without heartache, as that means the annual Daffodil Festival must be cancelled,” said Katey Legg, director of Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department. “Many people may not know the extent of the planning that goes into this event, even after 34 years. Staff and countless volunteers, businesses and community partners work yearround to bring this much-anticipated festival to the community and tourists alike. Through sponsors, volunteers, community partners, vendors, and the citizens, the Daffodil Festival is the opening event for Spring that we look forward to each year. We are saddened not to be able to offer this much-loved event in 2020, but we will be right back at planning for March 27-28, 2021.”