Townsquare Media announced today that due to health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, the Scaregrounds event will not be happening this year.

In the press release dated August 13, 2020, Townsquare Media's Market President, Ryan Lieberman stated,"This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the event does not contribute to the spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such a large event given ongoing guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials. We take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously - it is our number one priority. Townsquare Media will shift its effort to planning for 2021."

Scaregrounds is ranked as one of the top haunted attractions in the Pacific Northwest and is the largest event of its type in Eastern Washington. This would've been the 6th year of the haunted attraction since it moved to the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds in Kennewick.

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