The 26th annual Riverfest scheduled for September is canceled. [DECATUR DAILY FILE]

Riverfest, a Decatur-based barbecue and music festival, has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus, organizers announced today.

The event, which celebrated 25 years last year and typically attracts more than 60 professional and backyard barbecue teams from across the United States, was scheduled for Sept. 11-12.

This marks the second fundraiser the nonprofit Mosaic Mentoring of North Alabama canceled. The organization planned to host the 20th annual Wet Dog Triathlon in June.

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(2) comments

JP Bama

Sad and not necessary. If you can't have an outdoor event then we are doomed.I guess government knows best.

Bobbie Carden

This is such a disappointment and also insane.

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