New Orleans Bourbon Festival postponed due to ‘increased threat of coronavirus’

The New Orleans Bourbon Festival has been postponed “due to the increased threat of coronavirus in the New Orleans area,” organizers announced.

The fourth annual festival was scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 to Saturday, March 14 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.

New Orleans Bourbon Festival was set to feature four days of seminars, grand tastings, dinners and other bourbon-centric events.

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Board members of Kids Can Nola, the non-profit charitable arm of the New Orleans Bourbon Festival, said the “difficult decision” to postpone this weekend’s events came after city officials cancelled other public events, in a statement on the website.

“While we understand this may cause an inconvenience to some, the health and safety of attendees, vendors, and volunteers are of our upmost concern. We suggest attendees contact their hotel and airline to cancel their reservations as soon as possible,” organizers said in the statement.

New Orleans Bourbon Festival organizers said they will soon post information regarding a rescheduled festival event date via the website and Facebook page. Tickets purchased for this weekend’s events will be honored at the new festival date, organizers said.

Tickets purchased for this weekend’s events will be honored at the new festival date.

For more information, visit the New Orleans Bourbon Fest website.