With continued concern for the health and safety of our community, vendors, and attendees, the Delta Hot Tamale Festival scheduled for October 15-17, 2020 has been canceled. All future Main Street Greenville sponsored contests associated with the Delta Hot Tamale Festival, including the Miss Hot Tamale Contest, have also been canceled.
Main Street Greenville, the organizers of the event, carefully considered all options, including several modified versions of the festival. However, the ability to plan such a large-scale event is hampered by the uncertain probability of future social distancing mandates and possible increased COVID-19 outbreaks, not only in the City of Greenville and Washington County, but the surrounding areas.
We recognize the unfortunate impact this decision will have on our local businesses, as well as the vendors who travel to participate in the Festival each year. We encourage all past and future festival-goers to support these businesses at their permanent locations.
The Delta Hot Tamale Festival is the largest event produced by Main Street Greenville. Proceeds from this event help support our many community development projects throughout the year. As such, Main Street Greenville will sell a commemorative t-shirt of this year’s canceled events. All net proceeds from these t-shirts will be used to help advance the mission of our organization. Please follow us on Facebook @MainStGvilleMS to be a part of the t-shirt unveiling later this month.
Main Street Greenville wants to thank everyone for their patience as we discussed and deliberated all possible avenues for this year’s festival. The decision to cancel did not come lightly.
We look forward to spicing things up with you again at the 10th Annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival, which is scheduled for October 14-16, 2021!