Members of the City of Jamestown staff and Labor Day Festival Organizing Committee have determined that due to the inclement weather expected for Sunday afternoon through late Sunday night, the 40th Annual Labor Day Festival will be postponed to Monday, September 2. All scheduled activities, music, vendors, crafters and the fireworks extravaganza will remain at the same scheduled times on Monday. The Dan Feather Memorial 5K Run/Walk will continue as scheduled on Sunday, September 1, at Bergman Park. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m., with the run kicking off at 9 a.m.
A number of considerations went into making this decision, public safety being first and foremost. With pending thunderstorms, it is best to avoid having to evacuate a large crowd of people filling Bergman Park. Organizers must also be mindful for the safety of dozens of city employees and hundreds of volunteers who put numerous hours into running the festival. Lastly, the organizers must consider the best possible time for the festival so the many food vendors and crafters, who have made large investments in their operations, can be as successful as possible.
For information about the 2019 Labor Day Festival, see the page Labor Day Festival.