Richmond Cancels ‘Good Old Days Festival’, First Time Since 1964
I haven't been the 'Good Old Days Festival' in Richmond in years and it looks like I won't be going this year either. The festival is officially cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time they've had to cancel the end of summer event since 1964.
I'm originally from Imlay City and used to work in Port Huron (a very long time ago) so this was a festival that I would go to quite often. It's a bummer to see the small town festivals being canceled but that's part of the world we're currently living in.
An official statement from their Facebook page:
The Richmond Area Good Old Days Festival has been held each year since 1964. The Festival is in existence due to the local volunteers that run it, the non-profit groups that participate in it, the businesses that support it, and the cooperation of the city government and its departments, residents and thousands of visitors.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our inability to protect our volunteers, festival-goers and all local residents, we are forced to cancel this year's tradition, the weekend after Labor Day. Plans are already underway for the 2021’s festival, and we know that our community, our local businesses, and our volunteers will be as supportive as they always have been.
Please remember that it is VOLUNTEERS that put on the festival, please respect them and their tireless work all year long before you comment negatively. Thank you.
I'm sure the festival will return next summer along with all of the others one across the state of Michigan.