Two other Fly Fishing Show 2021 destinations canceled | Outbreak Magazine
In November, The Fly Fishing Show announced that it was canceling or postponing dates at most of its 2021 destinations due to complications resulting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including date cancellations in Edison, NJ and Marlborough, MA, two of the shows’ most popular destinations. Unfortunately for show-goers, the Fly Fishing Show today announced cancellations for two more popular show destinations.
Pleasanton, CA and Lancaster, PA join the list of canceled destinations. The Atlanta, GA show was also canceled ahead of this most recent announcement. That leaves the rescheduled Denver, CO show, currently scheduled for April 30 to May 2, as the only destination for the 2021 fly fishing show that is still scheduled to take place this year.
Not surprisingly, the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be the cause of show cancellations.
According to a press release from the Fly Fishing Show, “Alameda County Fairgrounds – site of the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show – has been designated as a COVID-19 vaccine distribution center … In addition to becoming a vaccine distribution center, the medical services of Emergency will take over all main buildings of the Alameda County Fairgrounds and the main paved parking lot with an end date of July 4, it was announced. “These emergency designations, the statement noted,” put an end to[ed] all hope for 2021. “
Pandemic attendance limits at the Lancaster County Convention Center, which limited occupancy to 463 attendees at one time and which the Fly Fishing Show called “restrictive,” resulted in the cancellation of dates. Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Fly Fishing Show President and CEO Ben Furimsky lamented the latest cancellations, noting that the show “had no choice but to cancel for 2021 and look to 2022”, in destinations canceled. Furimsky also confirmed that the dates for the Denver show remain on track until the end. April and early May.