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Board cancels 85th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival comes to a close
Posted at 11:15 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 12:15:01-04

The 85th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City has been canceled, the board of directors announced Tuesday.

The decision, according to the board, was made with the health of the community in mind.

Board members say that they also considered the financial hardships that businesses in Morgan City and the state have faced due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is held each year during Labor Day weekend.

This year's festival was scheduled to run from Thursday, September 3 until Monday, September 7.

The Festival Board says they look forward to the 86th annual celebration in 2021.

Important information regarding the 85th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival!

Posted by Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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