Cherry Festival Cracks Down on Smoking

When the National Cherry Festival rolls around, anyone who smokes will have a tougher time finding a place to light up.

The festival will no longer have smoking corrals in the Open Space.

Smoking also won’t be allowed in parks near the water, including Clinch Park and the Midway.

Volunteers will be placed throughout the festival grounds to remind patrons that there is no smoking allowed.

Organizers say the new rule was put in place to create a better experience for patrons.

Trevor Tkach, the Executive Director of the National Cherry Festival, said, “It’s the right thing to do, most venues are smoke free we’ve got a lot of food in those areas that are supposed to be smoke free and so we’re just trying to make it a healthier more approachable area for families and family friendly entertainment.”

This year the National Cherry Festival runs from July fourth through July 12th.


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