GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After an intensive assessment, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has decided to not host the traditional German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr this year due to the current Corona protective measures and restrictions.

As always, the health and safety of our staff, families and potential visitors is the garrison’s top priority. Even with the current improvements in infection numbers and increasing numbers of vaccinations we are choosing to make what we feel is the safest choice at this point in time.

While it was not the desired course of action, we are following the example of our host nation to remain cautious in our return to large events. We look forward to the coming year and continued recovery efforts so that we may once again welcome our host nation guests to the annual event.