CBCA cancels BBQ Cook Off, Art & Wine and Oktoberfest in Clayton

Clayton’s 2019 Art and Wine festival.

CLAYTON, CA (June 18, 2021) — Although life is slowly getting back to normal, the Clayton Business & Community Association (CBCA) has canceled all major events for 2021.

This includes the BBQ Cook Off, Art & Wine Festival and Oktoberfest. The group has not decided the fate of the Christmas Tree Lighting and Dessert with Mrs. Claus.

Many cities that are planning festivals this summer use outside production companies, but A.J. Chippero noted that the non-profit CBCA relies on volunteers from throughout the community.

“Planning for our events starts many months in advance of the festival,” he said. “Because of the amount of lead time it takes for our volunteers to produce an event and the uncertainty of what regulations would be in place by the summer, we made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s major events.”

Although the CBCA is a major sponsor of the Concerts in the Grove and the July 4th Parade, the city of Clayton is responsible for those events. Any decision about them will come directly from the city.

The CBCA does operate the Ipsen Family Bocce Park in downtown Clayton.

“Our courts have been open for league-only play since May 2. But beginning June 15 the courts will be open for open free and rental play – including tournaments,” Chippero said.

Information on bocce is available at claytonbocce.org.