Festival of Eugene is back after racist comment led to cancellation last month

The Festival of Eugene is coming back after being cancelled last month following an alleged racist Facebook posts on the event coordinator’s page.

The event had been cancelled for the safety of the patrons and the vendors, according to a release sent out following the controversy.

The event will not feature the usual lineup of performers or array of street vendors as in previous years. It will take place on August 19 at Skinner Butte and organizers are asking attendees to bring instruments and food to share, along with their families and pets.

“Eugene, don’t let one mistake end your festival– lets throw a great big party!” the event’s Facebook page says.

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