Organizers cancel Jeep Fest 2020

Having already devastated many businesses and workers, the coronavirus claimed a new victim — the 2020 Toledo Jeep Fest, which was expected to draw thousands of visitors to downtown Toledo the weekend of Aug. 7-9 and give the city a huge economic shot in the arm.

The popular event, which concluded its third edition last August and drew 70,000 people including visitors from 27 states, was officially canceled Saturday by organizers who had been planning the event since September but could find no way to stage it safely with the pandemic likely to still be a deadly threat three months hence.

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