It was with regret that the RibFest Langley Organizing Committee voted to cancel RibFest 2020 due to concerns related to the COVID-19        pandemic. Stating that it was inappropriate at this time to ask RibFest sponsors to confirm their financial support, Jeff Morfitt, who chaired the  successful entry-free family event for its first two years, said the other consideration for cancellation was the uncertainty that guests would feel  comfortable attending the crowded venue at this time. 
 In spite of the loss of anticipated revenue from RibFest 2020 , (last year RibFest raised $150,000 to support local projects,) RibFest's continued support in local communities this year includes providing financial assistance to help keep the Starfish Backpack programs operational, donating to the new Langley Hospice, and giving 3,400 pairs of latex gloves to Inclusion Langley and Fraser Health.
 
Organizers have reached out to sponsors, suppliers, entertainers, ribbers and volunteers with this unfortunate news, offering thanks for their past involvement and best wishes that they continue to be safe.  Jeff Morfitt confirmed that RibFest Langley 2021 is on the drawing boards, tentatively set for August 13-15, 2021, and said he is looking forward to re-kindling RibFest's partnerships with so many excellent organizations and people.