Hodag Country Festival canceled for 2020

Published: May. 28, 2020 at 1:42 PM CDT
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Two days after a country music festival in northern Wisconsin got the green light to hold four days of concerts expected to attract thousands, organizers have canceled the event.

The Hodag Country Festival in Rhinelander won approval from the Oneida County public safety committee on Tuesday, overcoming opposition voiced from the public and the county health department.

But on Thursday, organizers posted on the festival's website that in the interest of public safety the event was off.

In the post, the organizers state,

According to a post on the festival’s Facecbook page, the organizers have decided to postpone the festival until July 2021. The festival will be held July 8-11, 2021.

The announcement of the festival's cancellation came on the same day that the Wisconsin State Fair was called off.

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