Current Temperature


June 22, 2024 June 22, 2024

Rattlesnake Fall Festival canceled this weekend

Posted on September 2, 2020 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward


People will have to wait until next year as the annual Rattlesnake Fall Festival at Golden Sheaf Park, this Saturday, Sept. 5, has been canceled due do COVID-19 restrictions.
“The amount of people is down to 200 people per gathering, you’ve got to be six-feet apart. There is absolutely no way we can have a Fall Festival,” said George Hamel, Park board member.
The impact is significant to the Park’s operations.
“It’s going to be a major blow to our income, “ he said.
“That was our biggest income.”
He estimated “well into the thousands” came for the Park.
There was a beer garden, food sales, a chili cook-off and a band on site during the event.
“(A lot) of stuff came out here,” he said.
“We probably had anywhere from 1,000 to 1,200 people. We became a little town on that weekend.”
The Park board did not consider any modifications to make the festival a go.
“It was all or nothing,” he said.
The Fall Festival plans a return in 2021.

Leave a Reply

Get More Bow Island Commentator
Log In To Comment Latest Paper Subscribe