TREMONT (HOI) -- The 55th annual Tremont Turkey Festival will not take place in 2020.
Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and social distancing, organizers announced Tuesday the three-day event is canceled.
Dates for the festival were "to be announced," the originally scheduled three-day event was to take place June 12-14 .
"While this is an extremely difficult decision to make, the health and well being of the thousands of festival goers, vendors and countless volunteers is our main concern," organizers said in a statement.
The Turkey Festival draws in hundreds from around the Heart of Illinois for food, games and other events.
Organizers plan to bring back the Tremont Turkey Festival in 2021.