Senin, 17 Agustus 2020

Sea Witch Festival postponed to 2021 - Delmarva Now

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No ghostly schooners, pirates, vampires or bedazzled musicians will be marching down Rehoboth Avenue this October. 

The 31st annual Sea Witch Festival has been postponed to Oct. 29-31 of next year, amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Monday in a Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce email.

Organizers stated that COVID-19 regulations and mandates "cannot be met" for such an event.

"Next year will be bigger & better than EVER, including more entertainment, more activities, and more FUN!!" they added. 

The Sea Witch Festival, which welcomes thousands of people to Rehoboth Beach each fall, is one of the latest crowd-drawing events in southern Delaware to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the Jazz Festival was also postponed to next October. 

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The Sea Witch Festival is a weekend-long event that attracts visitors well after the summer season ends, making Monday's announcement especially taxing on small businesses in Rehoboth. 

Rehoboth Beach, like many resort towns along the Delaware coast and nationally, has taken an economic punch this summer season, with less visitors, an uptick in hotel cancellations and restaurants facing limited capacity and other strict COVID-19 regulations. 

Sea Witch was last canceled in 2018 due to a nor'easter hitting the region with high winds, rain and flooding.

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August 18, 2020 at 01:54AM

Sea Witch Festival postponed to 2021 - Delmarva Now


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