Milton’s popular Crabapple Fest will not take place this fall, as planned, due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
The City of Milton and Crabapple Community Association determined the annual family-friendly art and antique street festival will not occur this October 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead — and assuming progress related to curbing this novel coronavirus — organizers hope to hold Crabapple Fest in the spring. While all details haven’t been finalized, the date for the rescheduled Crabapple Fest is now April 24, 2021.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through this challenging period while also looking forward to a return to normal,” said community association President Reid Casey. “Crabapple Fest is so important to our great community – which makes it especially important that this event happens safely for everyone involved.”
Tens of thousands of people from around the region flock to Milton for Crabapple Fest every year, packing much of Crabapple Road to shop for arts and crafts, eat and drink, and listen to performers. A current executive order from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp prohibits gatherings of this size where attendees cannot be spaced sufficiently apart due to concerns they could spur the spread of COVID-19.