The 53rd Yardley Harvest Day, which was scheduled for September 26, has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
The event committee announced their decision Monday, citing spikes in COVID cases throughout the country. Additionally, they noted some health experts expecting a second wave of cases in this region in the fall.
“The committee is disappointed that it won’t be able to hold the festival this year but feels this is the only choice given the situation,” event organizers said in a statement.
Yardley Mayor Chris Harding reacted to the announcement
“While I understand and agree with the committee’s decision, it is unfortunate that we will not be able to celebrate Harvest Day this fall in Yardley Borough,” said Harding. “However, I have no doubt that all the dedicated volunteers and talented vendors will work to ensure that Harvest Day 2021 is bigger and better than ever.”
The Yardley Business Association sponsors the event each year to raise money for the local chapter of the Sons of the American Legion.
Like most successful street fairs, it typically draws thousands of people to main street for the food, artists, and live music at Fitzgerald Field on S. Delaware Avenue. It is one of the largest annual community events in the borough.