The Festival Committe has made the difficult decision to cancel the festival for a second year.
The 2020 Festival of the Hills was cancelled due to the pandemic. The uncertainty of being able to run a “normal” festival continues in 2021. In addition, although we have had a group of hardworking, dedicated volunteers over the years, this year we have been unable to find volunteers to head up key areas. Without those volunteers in place, we cannot successfully plan and run a festival.
The Festival of the Hills has a long history, having been held almost every year since 1962. Generations have enjoyed this yearly event, but without a dedicated group of core volunteers, this may end. We hope to bring back the event for 2022, but that will depend on whether much-needed volunteers will step up and commit.
Planning meetings begin in early spring and run monthly until late summer, when they pick up in frequency, eventually becoming weekly. Heading up an area usually involves independent work, such as contacting vendors, and does not require attendance at every meeting. Our volunteers over the years have held full-time jobs while raising families and have still been able to juggle the needs of managing a festival area. Please consider giving some of your time to this town tradition so we can pass this on to more generations.
In the meantime, we will continue to raise funds so that our core purpose of providing scholarships to Conway high school seniors can continue.
Interested in volunteering your time or participating in some other way? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.