ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer Chamber and involved parties have officially announced the cancellation of this year’s Apple Blossom Festival.
A mainstay of the spring season for what would have been its sixth year, this will be the first time the festival has been cancelled since it’s start.
According to the Chamber, they have been consulting with local officials and Emergency Management. However, due to weather concerns they stated, “The safety of our vendors and patrons is of the utmost importance as well as the protection of personal property. Given the consistent and worsening weather forecast within the critical 48 hour window we feel this is the best decision for all involved.”
The festival was set to be held this weekend, May 4-5, 2019. Chamber representatives said they could not reschedule the event due to many of the vendors already have full schedules of their own and attempting to reschedule would be prohibitively difficult.