POMEROY — The Pomeroy Sternwheel Festival will be taking a one year break, with the festival not taking place this year.
A post by the Pomeroy Ohio Sternwheel Riverfest on its Facebook page announced the decision, while asking for volunteers for the 2018 event.
“The organizing committee of the 2017 Pomeroy Sternwheel Festival has agreed to take a one year hiatus away from holding the festival. The number of volunteers needed to organize and manage activities during the Pomeroy Sternwheel Festival has dwindled over the years, leaving fewer and fewer people to shoulder the responsibilities. This year’s committee didn’t feel we had enough people to make the event possible, and therefore agreed to take a year off to assess what can be done to get more community members involved in planning the event for 2018,” the post reads.
It concludes with a link to a Google document for those who are interested in volunteering to help with the 2018 event.
The Pomeroy Sternwheel Riverfest is traditionally held in mid-September, bringing numerous sternwheelers to the area over the three day festival. Events during the festival have included live music, the duck derby, parade and many other activities.