Apple Blossom Festival officially calls off this year’s celebration

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The Apple Blossom Festival officially announced Wednesday there will be no celebration this year.

Organizers of the annual Wenatchee festival had held out hope for a shortened version of the festival, possibly in August.

They then began looking at a possible September harvest festival.

 “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and still being in Phase 1.5 we cannot foresee this happening”, festival Administrator Darci Christoferson said in a statement.

The 101st Wasington State Apple Blossom Festival was was scheduled to start April 23 this year but was postponed as the state responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival board and staff will now turn its attention toward preparation for the 2021 festival, April 22-May 2, Christoferson said.