NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days Cancelled for 2020
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days, Inc., it is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the 2020 NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days is canceled. The 73rd event, which was scheduled to be held in Boonville, NY on August 21, 22, & 23, will not be held due to the COVID 19 Virus. Our event attracts visitors from across the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and our European contestants. The safety of our volunteer family, the citizens of the village of Boonville, NY, our spectators, exhibitors, contestants, and food vendors is our number one concern.
We know that we are unable to secure our operating permits for a mass gathering and our temporary campground. Coupled with the fact that, due to current regulations, there is no way that we are able to safely socially space our thousands of visitors and participants. Furthermore, the fact that there is no vaccine for the COVID 19 Virus speaks volumes.
Our planning staff will continue to plan for the 2021 event. Our organization extends a huge thank you to all of our dedicated members of our volunteer family, event spectators, contestants, sponsors, exhibitors and vendors that have supported us over the years. We hope you all remain safe and healthy until we see you in Boonville, NY on August 20, 21, & 22, 2021 for the 74th NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days.
Phyllis W White
NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days, Inc.