Archdale, NC.  The Board of Directors of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce announces a decision to discontinue ownership of the Bush Hill Heritage Festival, effective immediately. They have hosted this event for 34 years and have decided that they can best serve their membership through different initiatives and programs.

Citing a decline in vendors, volunteers, and attendees, the leadership of the chamber spent many months evaluating and examining the elements of the festival and determined that the challenges outweighed the benefits of hosting an event the size and scope of the festival. There continue to be new events in neighboring communities that compete with the Bush Hill Heritage Festival and liability and property issues continue to present challenges.

The chamber wants to take this opportunity to thank the many, many partners who have made this event successful for many years-the vendors, the volunteers, and the sponsors.  Their commitment to this community and to providing quality family entertainment has truly been inspirational.  The chamber would also like to offer a special thank you to the City of Archdale for its constant support and for assuming responsibility for tasks that became too onerous for chamber staff.  It has taken many hands to produce this event and the chamber thanks all of you out there who have celebrated with us over the past 34 years.