In a social media post, organizers of the popular Red Ants Pants Music Festival announed this year's event has been canceled.
“It is with heavy hearts we have made a difficult, but we feel the most responsible, decision to cancel the 2020 Red Ants Pants Music Festival in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are a homegrown, volunteer-driven festival based in a community of 900 people with the goal of bringing good folks together to celebrate rural Montana. While we are a small, tight-knit community, we know a global pandemic doesn’t stop at the county line."
The event, usually set for late July, annually holds family-friendly activities focused on agriculture and holds workshops on how to cross-cut wood and even how to fix a barbed-wire fence.
The event also brings in food vendors and artisans from across the state.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.