Lack of financial feasibility led to Pewaukee Celtic Fest cancellation

Freeman Staff

August 6, 2014

PEWAUKEE - After reviewing financial records of their planned Celtic Fest event, Positively Pewaukee officials determined it was not financially feasible to move forward, Special Events Director Kim Korber said in an email Tuesday.

The organization, which also puts on Waterfront Wednesdays and Taste of Lake Country along Pewaukee’s lakefront, announced Monday it would be canceling Celtic Fest, which had been planned for September.

Korber said the event did not make any money in its first year, due to rain and cold weather. While the second year was better, the group had difficulty finding Irish restaurants interested in participating.

She said while weather can always present a challenge, there are no plans to alter Taste of Lake Country or Waterfront Wednesdays. Korber added that Positively Pewaukee is exploring holding a winter event in 2015, but no decisions had been finalized.