Wood, Wine & Blues postponed until 2021
25 Jun 2020
Contact: Lee Dutfield FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Storm Lake, Iowa – Wood, Wine & Blues Postponed Until 2021
This year’s Wood, Wine & Blues, scheduled for August 14th -16th, will be postponed due to concerns and uncertainty attributed to COVID-19. We will focus our efforts and budget on next year’s event, which we expect to return bigger and better than ever before.
Our top priority is the well-being of our attendees, volunteers, wood carvers, vendors, wineries, and musicians. We have been closely monitoring the situations with COVID-19 , and with input from Buena Vista County Public Health, the City of Storm Lake and Storm Lake United board members, the difficult decision was made to postpone Wood, Wine and Blues until 2021.
For the past 7 years, Storm Lake United has worked tirelessly to improve the event to attract more attendees and provide entertainment for all. Wood, Wine & Blues is an anticipated event and continues to grow in popularity, which makes this decision both challenging and personal. With less wood carvers, vendors, wineries, and no live music, we feel hosting the event this year would be a step backwards and attendance may likely be affected.
We remain committed to this important event that draws visitors, showcases the Storm Lake community, and brings revenue to Chamber members and local small businesses. We will continue to explore options that will promote Storm Lake as a destination for vacationers and visitors from the region and across the Midwest.