Richardson officials cancel Cottonwood Art Festival, Huffhines Art Trails and Pawtoberfest

Cottonwood Art Festival was one of three events canceled by the city. (Courtesy Cottonwood Art Festival)
Cottonwood Art Festival was one of three events canceled by the city. (Courtesy Cottonwood Art Festival)

Cottonwood Art Festival was one of three events canceled by the city. (Courtesy Cottonwood Art Festival)

Three Richardson festivals have been called off due to the uncertainty surrounding the future spread of COVID-19.

The city announced July 13 the cancellations of the Cottonwood Art Festival, scheduled for Oct. 3-4, as well as Huffhines Art Trails and Pawtoberfest, both set to take place Oct. 17-18. The decision was made with both vendors and guests in mind, Deputy City Manager Don Magner said at the July 13 council meeting.


“This is something we have given a lot of thought and consideration to, and in the interest of the community and the interest of the participants, vendors and artists, we are announcing the cancellation of both Cottonwood and Huffhines/Pawtober Fest,” he said.

The city is looking at alternative ways to hold these events and will have updates at a later date, Magner said.
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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