The spring High Point Furniture Market is canceled due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was originally supposed to take place this month. As the coronavirus pandemic worsened, the High Point Market Authority announced a postponement until June, in hopes that conditions might improve.

Now the Market Authority has officially canceled the event.

Tom Conley is president and CEO of the Market Authority. He said in a news release that the decision was difficult but prudent given the current circumstances. The cancellation was unanimously approved by an executive committee.

Market officials say they will continue with plans to promote spring products through a variety of digital channels, including a special website, e-newsletters, and social media posts.

Showrooms will likely welcome buyers by appointment over the summer once government regulations allow buildings to reopen.

The economic impact of the combined spring and fall markets is estimated at more than $6 billion within a 75-mile radius of the heart of High Point, according to a study released last year.

The next market is scheduled for October.

For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in North Carolina, visit our Live Updates blog here. WFDD wants to hear your stories — connect with us and let us know what you're experiencing.

300x250 Ad

300x250 Ad

Support quality journalism, like the story above, with your gift right now.