45-year-old tradition in Thamesville postponed

Residents from Thamesville and the surrounding area attend the 40th annual Threshing Festival in Thamesville. (Photo by the Blackburn Radio Summer Patrol)

An annual staple within the town of Thamesville with a 45-year history has met the fate of many public events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was announced on Thursday that the 45th annualĀ Thamesville Threshing Festival, which was set to take place June 26-27, has been postponed.

The festival committee said the decision was made with “a heavy heart.”

“While we were looking forward to celebrating our 45th anniversary we have made the hard decision to postpone until June 2021 to ensure the safety of our community. Until then, take care of each other and stay safe! We will have an even bigger reason to celebrate next year,” the committee said on its Facebook page.

The event typically draws thousands of people to the town each year, offering festival-goers midway rides, lawnmower racing, a parade, fireworks, live music and much more.