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Bakersfield Village Fest canceled, will return in 2021

Posted at 10:15 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 14:03:08-04

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.

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