Virginia Beach (Wavy) – The Punga Strawberry Festival in Virginia Beach has been canceled for the third year in a row, organizers announced on Friday, just three months before the scheduled date of Remembrance Day.
They say it was due to “unforeseen circumstances and time constraints to resolve issues.”
WAVY turned to find out more about exactly what the problems were.
“Unfortunately, the board has decided to cancel the strawberry festival in Punga in 2022,” – said the organizers in Post to Facebook. “We will work on resolutions for the 2023 festival. We are really sorry and look forward to 2023. ”
Cancellation news brought a lot of sad reactions on Friday on social media.
The festival is usually held on the weekend of Remembrance Day in the Southern Virginia Beach community. It was canceled in 2021 and 2020 due to pandemic security concerns.
The event is being run by volunteers and suffered “significant” losses after the last-minute cancellation in 2020. Organizers canceled in January 2021 because they said they could not do it again. Typically, the festival pays the costs in advance and pays back the money during the event.
Supplier applications for the 2022 festival came out in early February.
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