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Hayward’s 2020 Musky Festival canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

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HAYWARD, WI -- Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce officials announced Wednesday the 2020 Musky Festival is canceled due to uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 71st annual event, which draws thousands to Hayward for dozens of events all weekend long, was supposed to run from June 26-28.

"Even with uncertainty in the world, we know how determined our community is to move ahead to make the very best of the days, weeks and months to come, and that is absolutely what is going to happen. It will simply not include large festivals for the time being", said Chris Ruckdaschel, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce.

Officials say next year's event will be held on June 25-27, 2021. Click here to visit the Musky Festival website.

Hunter McCullough

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