You are probably wondering if Asbury Hills will be hosting our annual Fall Festival this year. We have been wondering, too. Now that we know we will not be able to host this event, it is time that we share it with you.
Due to the impact the pandemic is continuing to have on our community, we are not able to host our annual Fall Festival event at Asbury Hills. Last week, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released holiday guidelines and recommendations. These recommendations clearly state that festivals held in rural locations were considered high risk to the community. We want to ensure we are doing everything we can to help stop the spread of this virus so we have made the hard decision to cancel our Fall Festival.
While this may not come as a shock to some, we know many people were looking forward to this event. We have worked hard to come up with alternative options but since Asbury Hills is in a rural community, events on property would encourage folks from other communities to attend. This would, in turn, offer up a collection of folks from all over allowing possible positive COVID-19 and asymptomatic folks to spread this illness.
While we are not able to host events, we are able to give tours of our property! This means that you and your family are able to schedule a tour of our property throughout the fall. This is the perfect opportunity for you to show your family Asbury Hills in hopes of attending Summer Camp or planning a retreat.
Here are a few things to note when scheduling a tour of Asbury Hills:
We ask that your tour group consist of people you have been staying home with or close contacts. Please do not invite anyone to your tour that you have not been in close contact with or staying safe at home with since the start of the pandemic.
Tours can be scheduled between the hours of 9am and 5pm on weekdays. If weekends work better for your family, please call to find out weekend availability.
Please ensure that you have been symptom free of COVID-19 symptoms (as stated by the CDC) prior to your arrival.
Be prepared to follow through with an onsite symptom check upon your arrival.
Group sizes are limited to 6 if you are anticipating a riding tour. Please keep groups to a maximum of 8 for walking tours.
Our staff will be wearing face coverings so we ask that you and your family wear face coverings, too.
Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on property.
We will not have any activities but you and your family are welcome to enjoy our hiking trails!
To book your tour, call our office at 864.836.3711 and chat with Bonnie! She will be able to schedule your tour and give you all the details.
We know the disappointment of Fall Festival not happening this year. We ask that you continue to keep our ministry in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate through this unknown. If you are able, we would truly appreciate your support in our Fill the Hills campaign. Help us ensure that our gates can remain open once we get through this season of uncertainty.