Annual South Carolina Strawberry Festival Canceled Among Other Large Public Events

FORT MILL, S.C. — We have some sad news to share. This year’s beloved South Carolina Strawberry Festival is canceled.

The town of Fort mill is working to reduce the chance of Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading in the community in an effort to protect the health and safety of the community.

This includes the cancellation of the week of events planned for the annual Strawberry Festival from April 25 to May 2.

Town council signed an emergency ordinance on Monday closing all town parks and related recreational facilities effective immediately until further notice. Anyone found in a town park will be asked to leave.

The Centers for Disease Control CDC recommends that all public events or gatherings with more than 50 people should be postponed or canceled for the next two months.

The town is continuing to monitor the situation and is staying updated on information released by agencies such as the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In other news…the town of Fort Mill is extending its postponement or cancellation of all Town-sponsored or Town-assisted events, as well as any event held on Town properties, through May 10.

The decision also affects any public rentals of Town Park facilities, including at Walter Y Elisha, Steele Street and Harris Street parks.