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Watkins Glen Italian American Festival postponed until 2025

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The Watkins Glen Italian American Festival Committee has announced the postponement of the 2024 event to 2025, citing challenges in securing an amusement ride company. The committee, in a statement released on Tuesday, emphasized their commitment to delivering a high-quality festival experience, acknowledging the community’s concerns over the absence of rides in the festival’s lineup.

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Efforts to find a suitable amusement ride provider for the festival dates were unsuccessful due to scheduling conflicts with the venue. This difficulty has significantly influenced the committee’s decision to delay the festival. The committee stated they would not be idle during this postponement but would instead focus on planning for a spectacular 2025 festival, including securing rides.

In addition to planning, the committee will continue fundraising activities to ensure the success of the next festival. They also invited interested individuals to join their team, directing them to reach out via their Facebook page.