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Milwaukee's German Fest canceled due to coronavirus

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 12:37:18-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee's 2020 German Fest has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Milwaukee's German Fest event is the largest in Wisconsin and was set to take place in July. However, due to coronavirus, the event will not take place this year.

German Fest Milwaukee Inc. made the announcement Friday in a press release.

"This decision was not arrived at lightly. Our board of directors took many scenarios into consideration," said Eric Radue, the festival's president.

German Fest has been a staple in Wisconsin for the last 40 years, and this is the first time it has been been canceled.

"German Fest will be back in 2021 to celebrate our 40th festival in style. German style that is," said Radue.

If you received a free ticket for German Fest during the 2019 festival or any 2020 festival, it will be honored in 2021.

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