Update Regarding COVID-19

Yesterday the Board and the Organizing Committee met to discuss our 2020 event plan. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the impossibility to predict the situation in July, we have taken the following action:

  • We are delaying ticket sales while we work with the RCMP Musical Ride on possible contingencies in the event we are unable to host in July.
  • Effective immediately Board Meetings and Organizing Committee Meetings will occur via videoconference.
  • We are monitoring recommendations from public health authorities and modifying our logistics planning as needed.
  • Planning for the third day of SummerFEST (July 18) has been suspended.

Our first priority is the safety and well-being of volunteers, attendees, and performers. We continue to work with relevant authorities to determine the best course of action.

The Board remains in frequent contact to discuss the situation as it develops.

We encourage everyone to follow recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (NB), and local health authorities.

Media Contact

James Keirstead
Secretary of the Board

Backgrounder: Sussex Tourism Festival Inc

Sussex Tourism Festival Inc is an independent, non-profit organization located in Sussex, New Brunswick. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

The organization hosted its inaugural Sussex SummerFEST in 2017 before expanding the scope of the festival to include a tent venue and music events for 2018. In 2020, the scope of the festival was reviewed to provide better financial stability for future events.