The Bethel Founder’s Day festival scheduled for the weekend of June 25 is officially on hiatus. Bethel Log Cabin Committee Chair Ron Shouse said that this year’s event has been cancelled, but that it may return in the future. Shouse said the group struggled to secure sponsorships for this year’s event.
The festival began in 2007 as a way for the committee to give back to the community while raising funds for renovations to the historic Accord and blacksmith cabins in Burke Park.
“It’s a free event for the community and that means we had to spend money to bring in people like the Cincinnati Zoo and Raptors Inc and live music,” Shouse said. “We want to be good stewards of the money we’ve obtained and we didn’t feel spending those funds to fund the event would do that.”