The Downtown Development Authority partnered with the Convention and Visitors Bureau have hosted the Ringgold Haunted Depot event for the last 13 years. At their August meeting, they voted to cancel the event this year after deciding that it was not possible to social distance with these attractions.
“With the pandemic requirements communities producing public events must follow, the DDA Board of Directors reviewed the three main activities featured at the annual event - the Haunted Depot, the Ghost Tour and the Hayride,” said Randall Franks, DDA chairman. “All of the activities require groups of people to be very close together while participating, so the board members concluded the best course was not to produce this year’s event for the health and safety of our guests and volunteers.
“This is a disappointment to all of us, we look forward and plan months ahead to entertain the thousands who come to Ringgold for a fright while creating a family memory, however, I know our downtown will still be dressed in its finest fall colors come October as our merchants and restaurants anxiously strive to create fun times for all the folks who visit Ringgold.”
For more information contact Ringgold City Hall, 150 Tennessee St. in downtown Ringgold or call 706-935-3061.