We regret to announce that our application to postpone the Wareham Oyster Festival to September 6, 2020, has been “constructively denied” by the Wareham Board of Selectmen.
While we understand concerns about the coronavirus and whether large gatherings would have been permitted at that point, in an email to us, Selectman Peter Teitelbaum also cited “traffic considerations on Labor Day weekend.”
This raises concerns about the future of the Festival, because our objective is to help our vendors and local businesses take advantage of a higher level of activity, and to give seasonal residents and day trip visitors something fun to do. It makes no sense for us to schedule the Festival for a time when there is a low level of traffic in town.
We wish everyone well, and look forward to providing an update about the 2021 festival when we are able.