It’s a sad week for country music in Ontario. The Havelock Country Jamboree, a cherished event that has brought joy to countless fans over the years, has been cancelled indefinitely.
After enduring a series of postponements due to the pandemic, the festival organizers have made the difficult decision to close the gates and stages permanently. This news has left loyal attendees searching for refunds and feeling a profound sense of loss for this beloved heritage festival.
For three decades, the Havelock Country Jamboree has served as a gathering place for friends and families to enjoy the best of country music and create lasting memories.
It has become a tradition that spans generations, a place where old friends reunite and new connections are formed.
The Jamboree has fostered a sense of community and has truly become a part of the lives of those who attended. This makes bidding farewell even harder for all involved.
Due to legal obligations, the court has mandated the sale of all properties associated with the Jamboree.
As the sale of land takes place, ticket holders will begin to receive their refunds.
See the full message from Havelock organizers below.
Official Message From Festival Organizers
Dear Jamboree Fans
We know that you are waiting for news about the Jamboree and Refunds for the “missed” show and moving forward, the future of the Jamboree.
We are so happy that we have been able to provide you with 30 years of entertainment and fun, meeting new friends and reminiscing with old ones. We have watched 4 generations of families attend the Jamboree – it truly has become a Tradition in our lifetime….. and we are a “family”.
This makes it even harder.
We regret to tell you that the Havelock Country Jamboree (as you know it – with Ed & Paula at the helm) will be closing the gates and the stages, permanently.
COVID hit us hard. Relationships broke down; and ‘ age’ is appearing to have taken its toll. We have reached the end of our “working” years. We are sorry. We did struggle trying to remain open when we could; work from home when we were ordered to; but for all of our efforts – it came to naught. The struggle was just too great at this age and stage of our lives.
We have been ordered by the court to sell all the properties. Lawyers counselled us to remain silent about the closing and that is the reason we were not able to tell you sooner. But as time marched on – we knew it was time to list the properties.
We really can’t say any more, at this point, but know how anxious ticket holders are. Please be advised that it is our intention to issue refunds for tickets held, but as the sale works its way through the real estate process, at this time our hands are tied. But as soon as we are able – first monies go back to you, our loyal and dedicated fans. We have always intended to refund you as I believe most people know.
30 years. It is a very long time to host a venue and we have enjoyed every minute with you. Whether you were with us for 30 years or 1 year, we thank you for supporting the Havelock Country Jamboree.
It is a sad day for the Jamboree…. but a good day for all TicketHolders….. Refunds will be issued as the lands begin to sell…. GoodBye, dear friends and family. We hope you all remember us fondly. We miss you so much! Take care of yourselves and your families…. New Adventures for everyone!
Havelock Country Jamboree Management
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