The annual Crawfish Fest, a sure sign summer is coming to Sussex County, has been postponed until late August because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing regulations put in place in New Jersey.

The fest’s organizer, Michael Arone announced the move in a Facebook page. The new dates will be Aug. 21-23 and will feature many of the same music acts.

And, he noted, that since crawfish are “out of season” in August, the festival will take advantage of new technology which can flash freeze crawfish so they can be boiled “fresh” at the festival.

“The health and safety of our guests, artists, staff, sponsors and vendors is our main concern,” he wrote in the announcement. “We have been through a lot together in the past 31 years. We shall get thru this. We are in this all as one.”

The festival had been scheduled for May 29-31. Because of the change in dates, Arone said there will be some changes in the music acts.

“Tab Benoit and Amanda Fish cannot move forward with us as they have prior commitments. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and Southern Avenue can only play for us on Friday evening,” he wrote.

He said for those who bought tickets to see the latter two acts on Sunday, “No worries, we will work something out for you to see them.”

He said the festival has confirmed Amanda Shaw and Grammy Winner Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen and added that the full schedule will be posted on the website at: later in the week.

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