PARSIPPANY—The Fall Festival Street Fair has become the latest event to be knocked out by the coronavirus pandemic when the 19th annual fair was officially canceled this week.
"The Township of Parsippany regrets to inform you that the 2020 Fall Festival Street Fair has be cancelled due to the current COVID-19 public health emergency," said a statement by the township.
The cancellation is just another coronavirus-linked disappointment that township residents have endured. The festival is the latest in a summer of event cancellations, despite some outdoor activities resuming and Gov. Murphy's easing of indoor restrictions.
Parsippany, with many retail, restaurant and hospitality businesses, especially along Rt. 46, was hit hard economically by coronavirus. But the township's virus case number, like most of the county, has mostly leveled off and is currently at 822.
The festival, which is billed as a town-wide event, typically attracts hundreds of people and dozens of vendors to North Beverwyck Road. Scheduled for Sept. 20, the event is anticipated to take place in September 2021. The township advised all vendors who have already paid that refunds are being processed.