Photo by Ryan Carollo
Tentative Date for 2020 Festival is April 24-26, 2020
After thirteen successful years in Mansfield, the time has come for the NEFFA festival to seek a new home. The Mansfield High School and the Qualters Middle School will be undergoing some renovations, and Mansfield has scheduled plans for their school buildings that make our presence there for a festival impossible. We are grateful for so many good years in that facility and for the support of the folks in Mansfield.
The notice has been fairly short on this, and it is an enormous undertaking to find a new venue for the annual festival. We are hopeful we can find a place to hold NEFFA in 2020, ideally sticking to our planned dates of April 24-26, 2020. It is not impossible that the event will be somewhat modified, as we adjust to new space, and it is possible we will need to find a temporary home as we conduct a more comprehensive search for a longer-term venue. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we take on this transition.
As a valued member of our community, we wanted to keep you informed, and we will update you as we move through this process. We are in the process of conducting a search for a suitable site, but we are open to suggestions and leads going in. If you have feedback or suggestions, please fill out the form at https://tinyurl.com/neffasite. Rest assured that the NEFFA board and the festival organizing committees will do their best to make this a smooth transition, to preserve NEFFA as the wonderful community event it has been for the past 75 years.