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Changes to 51st Fountain Fall Festival due to COVID-19

 

Last updated 6/24/2020 at 2:21pm



From the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce:

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has been watching the landscape around the health and safety of Coloradans during the coronavirus pandemic. The most recent public health order only allows "outdoor venues" to open up to 50% capacity or 175 people at the maximum. Given the Chamber's desire to ensure the safety and well-being of our community and the official guidance from the State of Colorado on gatherings, the FVCC is sad to announce that we will be not be hosting the Fountain Fall Festival in its traditional form.

The Fountain Fall Festival typically attracts thousands of people to watch the parade down Ohio Ave. and then join the fun at the festival in Metcalfe Park. Considering the size of the event, we just don't anticipate being allowed to have the very large size crowds that we typically enjoy celebrating with.

The FVCC board did not come to this decision lightly; we know the event has a lot of history in our community and serves as the premier end-of-summer celebration in the Fountain Valley. It brings together residents, community members, businesses, and students in our area. We are thankful to have the support of the City of Fountain as we make this difficult decision in the best interests of the health of our members and the community and as we explore options and begin planning for a modified, smaller event.

We are considering the possibility of having some kind of celebration on Saturday, September 5th and as soon as we have details finalized for the new event, we will inform the community and our members.

We appreciate the support of our members and look forward to continuing to serve you and our community in new and evolving ways during this unprecedented time, and wish everyone continued health and happiness.

Best Wishes,

Tom Downing

President

 

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