The City Of Salisbury to Cancel 2021 Cheerwine Festival
After careful consideration and guidance from the Rowan
County Health Department, Novant Health and the City of Salisbury, the decision has been made to
cancel this year's Cheerwine Festival, scheduled for Saturday, September 18.
“We’ve been monitoring the situation closely, and have decided to cancel this year’s festival in order to
ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in the event,” says W. Lane Bailey, Salisbury city
manager. “This was not an easy decision, but following increased and overwhelming concerns, we feel
this is the best way to proceed during our current situation.”
“We’re grateful to all our fans who have attended in the past or planned to join us this year,” says Joy
Ritchie Harper, vice-president of marketing for Cheerwine and fifth-generation founding family member.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone to Salisbury in May 2022 when the festival returns.”