Brandy Ellzey recently announced that KeyFest has been cancelled for 2015 due to a lack of sponsorship funding.
Ellzey, the board president, said the fair association will be meeting to start revising their plans and looking toward 2016.
According to a post by Ellzey on its KeyFest Facebook page, organizers had to make a quick decision for all interested.
Ellzey wrote, “with deep regret, the board of directors of the KeyFest have determined there were not enough funds raised to support the 2015 KeyFest, scheduled for June 19, 20 and 21. The board would like to apologize for the cancellation and are already working on plans to make next year’s KeyFest more spectacular.”
In a conversation with the KP News, Ellzey said the bottom line is, they “just weren’t ready for this year’s fair.”
“There wasn’t enough money to comfortably go into it, and we didn’t want to look at raising gate admission to try and compensate the difference. We decided it would be better to take a pause, revamp and make some changes for next year and go into it fresh, and maybe overcommitted financially ––and then pull off a better fair,” Ellzey said.