OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi festival that usually attracts thousands of people is being canceled for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Double Decker Arts Festival usually takes place in downtown Oxford on the final weekend of April.
Visit Oxford announced the cancelation of the festival on Tuesday. The executive director of the tourism promotion group, Kinney Ferris, told The Oxford Eagle that an executive order from Gov. Tate Reeves limits the size of gatherings.
“While we know that these executive orders and restrictions may change between now and April 23, we don’t feel that there will be enough of a shift to allow us to host an event of this magnitude safely,” Ferris said. “We do feel it is best to support other events throughout the community that are of a smaller scale that can promote our unique food, music and arts scene.”