It is with regret that I announce the cancelation of CarolinaFest 2021. This is a difficult decision to make as we had hoped to host a great event following the trials of 2020.
As some of you may be aware, we have had a new set of challenges beyond those associated with COVID-19. Following a request to the county to renew our lease, an inspection was done on our grounds last summer and it was determined that there was a litany of code violations that extend back to our DZ’s beginning in 1986. The updates we’ve had to make have been extensive and costly. Thanks to a huge effort by our staff and many local jumpers, we were able to finally reopen after a prolonged closure. That said, there is still more work to be done and because of this, hosting a major boogie amidst this time of change would be ill-timed.
Our goal for CarolinaFest is to exceed the expectations of everyone who attends. Having reviewed what still needs to be done and with the
still-present challenges of COVID, we don’t feel we are positioned to host this event with the quality we desire and what you have come to expect.
As DZO, my primary responsibility is to ensure that the foundation of Skydive Carolina is strong as we look toward our next 35 years. Also, I want to ensure the quality of CarolinaFest not be compromised. While our DZ has had to take a few steps back to get everything up to code, I’m as motivated as ever to make Skydive Carolina better than what it was. Undoubtedly, many of you will be disappointed; our entire community and staff were looking forward to enjoying in the revelry at a time when it’s long overdue.
Despite the disappointment, I ask for your support as a community. We’ll be back; just not in 2021.
For those who pre-paid for your boogie registration, we have a few options for you to consider.
a). If you wish to keep your event registration on your account, it can be used as a jump credit. Should you choose to do this, we will add
an additional jump credit ($27) to your account as you would have got a free jump had you come to CarolinaFest!
b). Request a full refund.
c). Should you feel so inclined, donate your pre-registration to our rebuilding efforts.
In closing, I’m grateful to our staff and community. When the chips are down everyone has risen to the occasion to help us overcome our challenges.
I appreciate everyone’s understanding – we hope you’ll come and see us!
If you have prepaid for your boogie registration, please fill out the form below and the Skydive Carolina team will be in contact with reimbursement information.
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