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Seventh annual Historic Odessa Brewfest canceled

The Historic Odessa Foundation in partnership with Cantwell’s Tavern said that due to the coronavirus pandemic and latest surge in COVID-19 cases, regionally and across the country, the foundation’s signature fundraising event – the seventh annual Historic Odessa Brewfest that was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, has been canceled.

The Odessa Brewfest in Odessa, Del., will return next year, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

“Although the Odessa Brewfest is a crucial source of funding for our foundation, the health and safety of our attendees, staff and community is paramount,” said Debbie Buckson, executive director of the Historic Odessa Foundation, which owns and operates the museum properties, the Historic Houses of Odessa.

“Given the recent spike in coronavirus cases, the uncertainty as to where we will be in September as the pandemic evolves over the summer, and what state and federal guidelines will be in place then, we unanimously decided to cancel this year’s event, but will be back next year bigger and better than ever.”

The Historic Odessa Brewfest annually draws more than 2,000 craft beer lovers from across the region onto the bucolic grounds of the foundation’s 251-year-old Wilson-Warner House. For information, visit or call 310-378-4119.