We must confirm what we had sincerely hoped would not be the case: Harvest will not take place this September. Our staff and volunteers had been evaluating various scenarios under which we might proceed, but with today’s announcement from the Province of New Brunswick – and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community of artists, volunteers, partners, and patrons – Harvest’s 30th anniversary will be postponed to 2021.
We thank everyone for their patience and support as we have considered this difficult decision.
Above all else, Harvest is a community festival. For 29 years, local artists, local businesses, and thousands of volunteers have created one of the most special events in North America… right here in downtown Fredericton. Harvest has been around as long as it has because of the partners who not only sustained the festival, but allowed us to dream bigger each year: Council and staff from the City of Fredericton, Provincial and Federal partners, our large and engaged sponsor community, and the dozens of downtown businesses and our hospitality partners who have always had our backs. Our thoughts remain with all of our partners who have been affected by COVID-19.
Thousands of volunteers have given millions of hours so that we’re all able to kick up our heels and dance and sing along with local legends and international superstars in Fredericton’s beautiful and historic downtown. That’s no small feat, and it’s only been possible because of their ongoing commitment to Harvest. We thank them for all they’ve done and continue to do to make Harvest a reality and to keep live music in our lives.
So, to the volunteers, musicians, sponsors and partners: thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do to make Harvest a reality and to keep live music in our lives. You’ve been with us for 29 years of incredible music and community celebrations, and we’re eternally grateful for that. We’re going to be here for you on the other side of this thing.
To this amazing music-loving community: we have a little bit of work to do as we chart our course forward. In the meantime, we ask that you do your best to support your local artists, local businesses, and that you get out to your favourite local music venue the second we hear the “all clear”. They’re all part of an incredible community that has supported Harvest for 29 years. Let’s be sure to show them some love when they need it the most!
One thing’s for sure: we’ll see you in 2021. It will be the best Harvest yet.
Note to Harvest 2020 Ultimate Passholders: Your pass can be used in 2021!
We understand that it is not always easy to secure an Ultimate Pass for Harvest. As such, we’d like to extend the opportunity to use your 2020 pass at the 2021 Festival. Nothing is required if you’d like to use your pass for the 2021 Festival – we’ll simply transfer your name to next year’s list. Dates for the 2021 Festival will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
If instead you would like a refund for your 2020 purchase, please contact Ticketpro at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 30, 2020 to request your refund. Refunds will be processed by Ticketpro as quickly as possible.