It is with heavy hearts that we have to cancel Barn Burner BBQ this year.
Safety is our top priority, and we can’t in good conscience plan for something when we don’t know what the future holds for COVID-19.
Secondly, we know many of our business partners are not in a position to invest in events right now. Many smaller family businesses, ourselves included, are now facing rapid changes, stress, and in some cases, decreased income. In these hectic times, we cannot ask our collaborators to put marketing dollars into community events.
Even though we had a feeling this was coming, we’re still very disappointed now that it’s officially cancelled. We already miss you – we love spending time with our community, eating great food, and having good times! But we’re confident that Barn Burner 2021 will be greater than ever, and we look forward to reestablishing our connection with you at that time. (Save the date! July 25, 2021!)
We will be in touch with all teams and sponsors in the weeks ahead to wrap up whatever loose ends we need to address.
In the absence of Barn Burner, we ask that if you can, you would still consider donating to The Full Cupboard (benefitting local food banks). They are especially hard-hit right now, and having Barn Burner cancelled is another lost income source for food banks: https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2074&AID=2660
Thank you so much to our Barn Burner family for your understanding! In the words of Bonnie Henry, “Be kind, be calm and be safe.”