2020 Chautauqua In The Park – CANCELED
The 36th annual Chautauqua In the Park has been canceled. The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and Chillicothe Area Arts Council made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Chautauqua in the Park that was scheduled for September 12th & 13th.
Chamber Director Crystal Narr says much consideration was given by both the Chamber and Arts Council regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing CDC recommendations, public health authorities, and general public health concerns. She says they would never want to jeopardize the health and safety of those involved with this event.
Several factors went into the decision, and in order to have Chautauqua in the Park this year, as well as maintain safe social distancing guidelines, many elements that make the event special and unique would have been eliminated. Sponsorship cutbacks, lack of vendor participation, and the added costs for necessary preventative measures also weighed heavily in the final decision.
Narr says they look forward to welcoming all sponsors, crafters, food vendors, and artisans for the 2021 Chautauqua in the Park, which will be held September 11 and 12, 2021.