At the end of the week Watkins Glen Promotions announced the cancelation of the Grand Prix Festival, which was scheduled for September 11th at Watkins Glen International.
“Our committee members worked for months to try and identify ways we could host our fans and participants while keeping them safe under health guidelines, but we finally had to join the ranks of so many other events that have been cancelled this year,” said Marianne Marts, Chair of the Grand Prix Festival Management Committee.
“This is one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make, as it impacts our registrants, our volunteers, our many faithful sponsors, our thousands of fans, and the community. We are turning our attention to our planning for 2021, and we hope to see our fans and friends back at that time,” she added.
The festival typically brings tens-of-thousands to the area, and serves as a major boost to the Watkins Glen tourism space.
Those who have registered will be eligible for refunds, or opt to rollover their registration to the 2021 event. That’s scheduled for September 10th, 2021.