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  • Cancellation Announcement - Dirty Dancing Festival 2021 Cancellation Announcement - Dirty Dancing Festival 2021

    August 3, 2021
    - Once again, it is with a heavy heart we must deliver the news that the Dirty Dancing Festival is pressing pause on the 2021 event September 24th and 25th. 

    We had no idea, when we postponed last year, we would still be working through a pandemic over a year later.

    While we strongly believe outdoor festivals and events will open up later in the year, it is still highly uncertain if that will be late Summer, Fall or even Winter.  With the financial loss of cancelling the event last year, the long term planning it requires, and the large number of volunteers required, we could not take on the risk.   

    The festival requires the year-round dedication of our volunteer committee to plan and execute the two-day movie-inspired entertainment hub for thousands of fans to attend. 

    The mission of the Dirty Dancing Festival is to raise awareness and funds towards the two charities we hold dear to our hearts, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce.

    In lieu of this year’s festival, we are developing a couple “smaller” and  more easily managed fundraisers for the same weekend, September 24 and 25, 2021.  These will allow an opportunity to support your Chamber, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and still have the time of your life.   Please see our Home web page to see details and buy tickets to The Time of Your Life at Mountain Brook Vineyard.
    We thank our dedicated fans, annual participants, devoted volunteers, vendors, and supporters for your continuous backing, generosity, and passion for the Dirty Dancing Festival to carry on!
    Dirty Dancing Festival Committee Members