The organizers of the Harvest Festival on False River in New Roads, Louisiana have made the decision to cancel this year's event. It was scheduled for October 16th through October 18th.

The festival in the Pointe Coupee Parish town was one of New Roads' signature events and features food, arts & crafts, games and live music from national recording artists over a three-day weekend.

"Harvest Festival brings together thousands of people to our beautiful city from all over to enjoy live music and great family fun," stated Mayor Cornell Dukes. "We have decided the best course of action is to cancel the event. We cannot guarantee that we can organize a successful event that size in a safe environment with social distancing to keep everyone safe."

The city has now shifted its attention and efforts to planning next year's festival, hoping that conditions will improve enough to allow for large scale outdoor festivals to take place safely.

Information regarding other New Roads events are regularly being updated at the city's website at NewRoads.net.