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3/27/20 – The City has decided to change the name for the event in October and they are calling it POPPtober Fest as a nod to Oktoberfest.
They are saying in 2021 the event will go back to it’s original season and name of Red Poppy Festival.
3/16/20 Update – The City has made it official…
“The City of Georgetown and the Red Poppy Festival Planning Committee are pleased to announce the 2020 Red Poppy Festival has been rescheduled to Oct. 23 – 25, 2020. Stay tuned at RedPoppyFestival.com for more details.
“We know this is an important event to this community and have made rescheduling it to a safer time a priority,” Mayor Ross said. “We are looking forward to seeing everyone come out in October for our first-ever POPPtober Fest!””
3/14/20 Update – The City of Georgetown has announced on their website that they are considering changing the dates for the Red Poppy Festival. We first heard of this when we received a copy of an announcement from a reader that he received from the Red Poppy Festival Planning Committee about a date change for the Red Poppy Festival 2020.
The update states that the tentative new dates are October 23rd thru 25th, 2020. The notice also states that an official announcement will be made soon.
From the City, “Update, March 14: As we work to ensure the safety of our community, the City of Georgetown and the Red Poppy Festival Planning Committee are evaluating rescheduling the 2020 Red Poppy Festival from April 24 – 26 to October 23 – 25, 2020. We currently are reaching out to vendors, musicians, and others involved in this event to determine whether the new dates would work for them. We hope to announce a final decision within the next week.”
We’ll keep you posted.
3/12/20 – This is from the City of Georgetown, it has no date. There’s a little bit about the Red Poppy Festival toward the bottom. We have printed it word for word here:
“The City of Georgetown is in daily communication with public health, city, and county officials across the region about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are sharing information with residents from the Williamson County and Cities Health District, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the disease and how to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
DSHS recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care.
Additionally, the City is preparing to implement a continuity of operations plan if such steps are needed to protect public health.
A decision regarding the Red Poppy Festival on April 24-26 has not been made at this time. The City will continue to coordinate with public health officials regarding the festival and other large gatherings.
For more information on the Coronavirus situation and response:
Williamson County and Cities Health District on COVID-19
We’ll keep you posted on the Red Poppy Festival as soon as we know something more..
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