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2020 Bessemer Pumpkinfest festival canceled


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BESSEMER — The Bessemer Pumkinfest committee has canceled the 42nd annual fall festival.

“It would just be too risky to try and schedule our events,” said committee chair Donna Frello.

The longstanding festival usually involves an indoor craft fair, a carnival, a pet costume contest, a car show and many other events that would involve large groups in both indoor and outdoor settings. Frello said that cordoning off all the people would be “really just impossible unless a miracle happens.”

Many of the events take place on school or city property. Frello...