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Red Ants Pants festival reportedly canceled due to coronavirus

Posted at 10:48 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 13:08:25-04

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.