Chamber press release
The 2020 Marble Festival planned for the first weekend in October has been cancelled, Pickens Chamber President Amberle Godfrey announced late Tuesday.
A Chamber of Commerce press release, stated: “Protecting the safety of our community, our citizens, and our families is paramount in the minds of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. While our community safety measures have kept Covid-19 numbers lower than those of our neighboring communities, we do not feel it would be responsible to invite citizens from other communities into Pickens County for such a large event where social distancing would be difficult.
With this safety in the forefront, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Marble Festival.
We have begun planning a huge celebration for the 40th annual Georgia Marble Festival, themed “Throwback to the Eighties” to be held in October 2021. We look forward to celebrating with you then.”