TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — After announcing the 2-day annual festival had to be canceled, Springtime Tallahassee said they are going to continue to explore every option to reschedule.
Springtime Tallahassee would like to acknowledge the significant support from the community as a whole in light of the difficult decisions which had to be made surrounding the current coronavirus threat.
However, it is also critical to understand the significant negative economic impact to our City from the cancellation of this Festival, which will also be exacerbated by many other closures and cancellations.
Please note that it costs approximately $325,000 each year to put on our free 2-day festival in order to make it completely free to the public. As a non-profit volunteer organization, with only two paid staff, we begin our planning in August and incur at least 85% of our costs in the months leading up to the festival.
Even with the tremendous time, energy and dues donated by our 300+ member volunteers, we operate on a break-even budget each year. That said, we need time to develop a financial plan to manage the substantial losses we incurred by the cancellation of the Festival.
Springtime Tallahassee will continue to explore options to reschedule the Festival, and we have a team actively working on possible locations and logistics. We are listening to the concerns of our vendors, participants, and the community, and we acknowledge the impact this has on each of them.
Springtime Tallahassee has many vendors that are long-time participants of the Festival, and we will be looking at ways to help promote each vendor through our website and social media.
More information from Springtime Tallahassee regarding the rescheduled event and other activities will be available in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding of Springtime Tallahassee.