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This year’s EG Western Festival is canceled | News

The Elk Grove Western Festival, which is the 65-year spring tradition of the Elk Grove community, has been canceled again.

Festival Board Chairman Ken Johnston told Citizen on March 29 that its board met last week and decided to cancel the festival this year. Instead, they will focus on the 2023 edition. Board members are also looking for young volunteers to help keep the festival alive.

“We voted for things to calm down and for next year,” he said. “We want to see if we can get new blood and some sponsors.”

The festival is traditionally held during the first weekend in May in Elk Grove Regional Park, where it begins with a carnival on Friday night. The next morning there is a parade through Old Town Elk Grove, followed by live music, food and games in the park for the rest of the weekend.

Organizers have not celebrated the festival since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the first state and county health guidelines banning large festival meetings.

As for other Elk Grove festivals, the Cosumnes Community Services District revived the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival last October, and there are plans to return the Elk Grove Strauss Festival to Elk Grove Regional Park this month. of July.

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