Skeleton Festival Downtown Harrisonburg Virginia

 Update on Skeleton Fest 2021


We have made the difficult decision to cancel Skeleton Fest this year. While we have been slowly reintroducing events into our programming this year, we have been doing so cautiously and with modifications for public safety. At this time, our area is projected to hit its peak with Covid rates the weekend of this event, area hospitals are strained, and our target audience for the event are those under the age of 12 who are not eligible for a vaccine yet. This is not the right time to hold Skeleton Fest.

We believe the joy and togetherness of community events are important for quality of life and mental health. We also know that pandemics are multi-year events and we need to make adjustments so we can find safe ways to live that don’t require canceling everything. We hope to offer some virtual programming to help celebrate fall with our community, keep an eye on our social media for more details on contests and games.

As we optimistically look ahead – We are going to put extra planning into our holiday celebration – WinterWonderfest on December 11 – which will be past the peak for our area. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details. Please refer to this social media post about free and convenient vaccination clinics nearby so this is the last event we cancel!

Please continue to monitor this page and our Facebook for more information about virtual programming.