The annual Prairie Arts Festival, held in downtown West Point, is still going forward but with modifications, organizing committee members announced Monday.
“It was determined we are not cancelling it, just making modifications for the safety and health of the public, vendors, city employees and festival volunteers,” the committee’s press release said.
The festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 4, to alleviate the hardest hours of the day for West Point’s police and emergency medical technicians.
Prairie Arts Train will not be in service this year.
Other precautions include three handwashing stations throughout the festival, over a half-dozen hands-free hand sanitizing stations and masks.
“Masks are not mandatory, but if you would like one, we will have them available at both information booths,” the press release said.
More than 150 vendors are expected to participate in this year’s festival. There will also be food trucks, music and activities for children to do safely outdoors.
The festival also hosts the Prairie Arts 5K run/walk. The 3.1-mile race is still set to start at 8 a.m. Sept. 4, but the starting line has moved to the front of the Growth Alliance, 746 E. Broad St., West Point.
Online registration is available at Time 2 Run’s website. Race day registration will be from 7-7:45 a.m. at The Growth Alliance.