Dauphin’s Countryfest will be postponed for the second consecutive summer.

Festival organizers announced the postponement on Wednesday morning, saying “the uncertainty of the right COVID-19 protocols to have in place to ensure the safety of festival goers, just leaves us with no choice but to hold off on welcoming everyone back to the hill this summer.”

President Ann Ransom added “we have a responsibility to Dauphin, and the surrounding communities, to bring the festival back in 2022.”

General Manager Rob Waloschuk noted some exciting changes are being planned. “While there may not be a festival as we know it this year, we are currently planning on presenting some smaller-scale ‘Covid Safe’ events throughout the summer, all based on public health guidelines.”

The press release sent out on Wednesday states the 2022 lineup is in the works, but Johnny Reid has already reconfirmed for next years’ festival. 

Details on all ticket processes and more exclusive incentives will be going out via email directly to all ticket holders in the next week to ten days.