The Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual,
award-winning tradition in Conyers for 38 years, is canceling its 39
festival scheduled for March 21-22, 2020 at the Georgia International Horse
Park, due to what is currently known about the
transmission and severity of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as relayed to
officials at the city of Conyers from the state, Rockdale County’s Emergency
Management Agency Director Dan Morgan, and the Gwinnett Newton Rockdale Health
“Out of an abundance of caution for those
participating in and attending the festival, we made the difficult decision to
cancel this year’s event,” said City Manager Tony Lucas. “Our utmost priority
remains the health and wellbeing of everyone involved in the event.”
Refunds will be issued to vendors who were
scheduled to participate in the festival.
An Online Marketplace is featured below, providing links to the art and craft exhibitors' websites and social media pages who were selected to be a part of the 2020 festival and opted to take part in the Marketplace.
The Dash Into Spring 5K presented by the
Conyers Police Department Explorers Division scheduled for Saturday, March 21
at the Georgia International Horse Park Steeplechase has also been canceled.
Registered participants will be contacted about refund options.
“This virus and its effect on so many is
certainly unprecedented and we hope to return in 2021 with a festival that will
be bigger and better than ever,” said Jennifer Bexley, director of the Georgia
International Horse Park, who organizes and hosts the annual event.
Several of the Auxiliary Events of the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival are still taking place as scheduled. Events include the Fox Cherry Blossom Festival Horse Shows, Croquet Tournament, Golf Tournament, and Student Photography Contest. The Conyers Cherry Blossom Pageant took place on February 22. Details about the Fox Cherry Blossom Horse Shows are listed below. For details about the other auxiliary events, click here
For more information or questions, call the
Georgia International Horse Park at 770-860-4190.