Illinois cancels Tug Fest 2020, Iowa still holding modified event

Published: Jun. 24, 2020 at 8:03 PM CDT
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Quad Cities (KWQC) - Tug Fest Illinois posted on its Facebook on Wednesday letting Quad Citians know the Port Byron Tug Fest will be canceled this summer.

In the post, safety amid COVID-19 was mentioned as the main concern.

Tug Fest Illinois said it looks forward to holding the next Port Byron Tug Fest on August 12th-14th, 2021.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic affecting us all, we won't be holding the Port Byron Tug Fest for 2020. We simply do...

Posted by Tug Fest - Illinois on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Following the Tug Fest Illinois Facebook post, Tug Fest Iowa posted on Facebook as well mentioning it will still hold its event on a “modified level.”

Tug Fest Iowa said it is working to plan a tug of war on land.

Sadly our friends from Illinois Tug Fest have been forced to cancel their festivities for 2020 due to restrictions set...

Posted by Tug Fest Iowa on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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