BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It was announced Friday morning that Village Fest has been canceled for 2020, but will be back for 2021.
What started as a small beer tasting event in 1999, has since turned into the pinnacle of the Kern County Museum's annual programs.
Village Fest, with its positive cultural impact on Bakersfield, also brought financial stability for the museum and many nonprofits and various businesses here in Bakersfield.
Due to its cancellation, not only will this event not be held in 2020, but it also presents financial complications to the museum's rent and funding as well as all the funding the museum grants to C.A.R.E., a nonprofit that raises money for children's programs.
Despite Village Fest being canceled this year, our foundation, Children’s Advocates Resource Endowment (C.A.R.E.) will grant $86,000 to children's charities of Kern County for the 2021 funding year 😀. Visit https://t.co/H2h6rUlDzY for more info. #bakovfest #bakovillagefest pic.twitter.com/95aUVkLVJC
— Village Fest (@bakovillagefest) June 26, 2020