After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of everyone in our community, we have made the tough, but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Margarita & Salsa Festival scheduled for August 29 at the Extraco Events Center.
“Although the Margarita & Salsa Festival is an important one-day celebration that allows the community to enjoy top country music, sample local salsas and margaritas, and support the educational mission of the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, the decision to cancel the event was necessary due to the overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus,” Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo President and CEO Wes Allison said.
“This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.First, we have a financial responsibility to the future of our company and our mission to provide scholarships to the youth of Texas.Second, is the responsibility we feel to protect the health and safety of our attendees, performers, volunteers and staff,” stated Allison.
We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our fans and supporters, but we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.
From the sponsors to the volunteers to the attendees, this event would not be the successful event that it is without the support of everyone year after year.We are extremely thankful for all those that have made the last 24 years possible.
Despite the cancellation, the Margarita & Salsa Festival will be back next year better and stronger than ever.