The Historic Downtown Chatham BIA has opted to nudge RetroFest back a month this year, due to concerns over COVID-19 safety.
According to Nancy Dudley, co-chair of the BIA, they placed public safety at the front of their thinking.
“We endeavored to try and keep RetroFest ‘alive’ with a first of its kind RetroFest Virtual and Live Stream Event originally scheduled to run May 21 and 22,” she said in a media release. “In order to complete this kind of event, it will take many hours of pre-recording content with cars, their car owners, sponsors, and interactive content providers, along with a live band streamed on stage the day of the event.”
She added that with the stay-at-home order extended well into May, the organizers opted to push RetroFest back to June 25 and 26.
Dudley encourages car enthusiasts to continue their registrations on the RetroFest Facebook page, and to stay up to date by checking www.downtownchatham.com