Prairie Artisan Ales has postponed its Little Festival on the Prairie event, citing concerns over the coronavirus.

According to a post on the brewery’s Facebook page, the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution in order to protect our guests, volunteers, employees, and visiting brewers.” The event was originally supposed to take place on April 18, and brewers that were originally slated to attend are being contacted to reconfirm the new date, which is now scheduled for Oct. 17, 2020.

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After much discussion of the coronavirus threat and planning for possible contingencies we have decided to postpone Little Festival on the Prairie.  Assuming the threat passes we are rescheduling the event to October 17, 2020. We made this decision out of an abundance of caution in order to protect our guests, volunteers, employees, and visiting brewers. While the threat is low today this is a reasonable step that will help ensure the health of our community. We hope you will join us October 17, 2020 for a great time! If you already purchased a ticket and would like a refund or have additional questions please email [email protected] If not, your ticket will automatically convert to the new date. We are in the process of contacting all the brewers now to reconfirm for the new date. We will update the list as soon as possible.

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Little Festival on the Prairie was first held in April 2019 and was organized by Prairie Artisan Ales and McAlester Makers, Inc., which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “promote economic stability and growth by cultivating and equipping local entrepreneurs, artisans, and the community they live in.”

People who have already purchased a ticket and would like a refund can email [email protected] In addition, any tickets that are not refunded will automatically convert to the new date.