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Sugar Cane Festival canceled

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 12:42:50-04

The Sugar Cane Festival has joined a long list of festivals that won't be held this year.

The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Association has announced the cancelation of this year's events.

"After months of deliberation the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Association Board of Directors came to the difficult and painful decision to cancel the 2020 festival," a release states. "The hardships imposed upon our farmers and the many people involved from around the State of Louisiana cannot be overlooked. Financial and health issues due to the Covid-19 virus must be considered in these unprecedented times."

The board is already working on the 2021 festival, the release states.