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122nd Tontitown Grape Festival canceled due to pandemic

The annual event in the Northwest Arkansas area has been canceled due to the global pandemic.

TONTITOWN, Ark. — The 122nd Tontitown Grape Festival scheduled for this August has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

"Due to the changing circumstances and unforeseen future due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel this decision must be made in order to protect the safety of both our volunteers and attendees."

No information was given about next year's festival. 

Every year hundreds pack the festival that includes carnival rides, and arts and crafts fair, a 5K walk/run, and iconic traditions like handmade spaghetti dinners and a grape stop event. 

Editor's Note: The video above is from last year's event. 

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"We want to say thank you for the continued years of support from our sponsors, advertisers and of course the hundreds of volunteers that have made the Tontitown Grape Festival such a beloved event for Northwest Arkansas."

Even though the festival is canceled for this year, the Ranalli Family wants people to know their grapes are still available to buy at their produce store in August, the same ones you would usually get at the festival.