The 2019 installment of the popular Cotton District Arts Festival scheduled for today has been cancelled due to severe weather concerns, organizers said Saturday morning. 

Cotton District Arts Festival

The festival's organizers took to social media and said after an extensive conversation with the National Weather Service in Jackson and the festival's committee, the decision was made to cancel the event. 

"Our primary concerns are the safety of vendors, attendees, and of course the pets in the pet parade," according to a post on the CDAF Facebook page. 

The Juried Arts Exhibit will still be open in the Visual Arts Center on University Drive. 

Mayor Lynn Spruill also contributed to the coordination effort via Twitter, telling vendors that Rick's has offered those impacted by the cancellation to set up for the day for free. 

For more on the cancellation, follow Starkville Daily News on social media and read Sunday's paper. 

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