CLEWISTON – Due to concern about the threats posed by rising COVID-19 cases, the Clewiston Sugar Festival has been canceled. The festival committee announced their decision on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 19.
“The Clewiston Sugar Festival Executive Committee examined all potential options regarding the safety and well-being of our community, our vendors and our guests as it relates to Sugar Festival 2021. With COVID-19 numbers continuing to rise throughout our area as well as the South Florida region, we have decided not to move forward with our 2021 event. Please know that this decision is as disappointing for us and our farming community as it is for visitors who look forward to sharing this sweet festival with us each year,” explained a statement issued by the festival committee. “We are optimistic for the future and look forward to seeing you all again in 2022 for one of our best Sugar Festival events yet!”
While some expressed disappointment, many people commended the festival committee for their decision.