Sold-Out Oktoberfest Canceled Due To Hurricane Ian

Kernersville is expected to receive inclement weather this weekend as Hurricane Ian makes its way up the coast, which forced Korner’s Folly to cancel its annual Oktoberfest celebration.

The event was sold out when organizers released a statement on Tuesday that the expected high winds and flooding would likely be too severe for a safe and enjoyable experience for attendees.

According to the statement, organizers “explored alternate options, such as renting a tent or moving to an indoor location,” but did not feel that such measures would suffice.

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“We also discussed postponing the event to a later date, but unfortunately are unable to secure enough food and beverage sponsors to make for the fun and robust event you are looking forward to,” the statement continued. “With these considerations in mind, we believe the only responsible decision is to cancel the event.”

Korner’s Folly explained that Oktoberfest is the museum’s primary annual fundraiser and its decision to cancel the event “was the result of much deliberation.”

Ticketholders will have the option to have their purchases converted to annual memberships or receive a refund.

For more information, contact the office at 336-996-7922. Click here to donate to the Korner’s Folly Foundation.

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