Oakfield cancels Labor Daze

DAILY NEWS FILE PHOTOLabor Daze has traditionally attracted a large turnout in Oakfield. Organizers expressed health and safety concerns for those who attend.

OAKFIELD — It was not an easy decision.

The Oakfield Betterment Committee has announced that the annual Labor Daze festival at Triangle Park has been canceled.

“We met last week via Zoom,” said Rithie Kirkum, vice chairman of the committee. “It wasn’t an easy decision. Everyone has become very passionate about Labor Daze and building on what we’ve accomplished.”

The committee posted its feelings on Facebook Monday, citing “our primary concern is the health and safety of everyone who attends Labor Daze.”

“We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not only to the vendors, volunteers but to our amazing community who were looking forward to another exciting Oakfield Labor Daze this year.

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are a few overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.”

Kirkum said the committee has been discussing other options, perhaps for later in the year but nothing concrete has been planned.

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