The Maine Harvest Festival was set to celebrate 10 years in operation at the end of November. But those plans have now been canceled.

The folks in charge of the Maine Harvest Festival made the announcement via their website this week...

"It is with great sadness and disappointment that we have to make the unfortunate announcement that we have to cancel this year’s Maine Harvest Festival.  Our team at the Cross Insurance Center has given a 150 percent effort to try to find every way possible to put on this event for the Greater Bangor community, however factoring in current CDC guidelines and state restrictions, we simply do not have the ability to host this event in the same fashion as is expected and most importantly considering the safety of the guests and vendors."

The 2020 Maine Harvest Festival would have taken place on November 21st and 22nd.

In years past, it has featured over a hundred vendors from around the state, and drawn crowds of thousands of people. The festival has even won awards and accolades on both a local level, through the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau, and on a National level, being featured in USA Today and Trips To Discover.

According to a video put out this week by Cross Insurance Center General Manager, Tony Vail, the decision was hard, disappointing and sad, especially since this year would have marked the 10th Anniversary of the festival, and they had some celebrations planned.

Organizers of the event hope to have it back up and running for next year's Festival Season.

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