An increase in COVID cases is having an impact on Port Fairy's iconic Moyneyana Festival.
During the first week of the new year, the festival committee has hosted a range of activities on Fiddler's Green.
While these events have gone ahead, they have been performed in front of fewer people than normal.
Moyneyana Festival president Neil Hedger said it had been noticeable since Tuesday and the rapid rise in COVID cases locally and state wide that attendance numbers had been down.
"We are still getting families coming along but the numbers have dropped off a bit," Mr Hedger said.
"People are probably being a little bit more careful about going to public events given what is happening."
Mr Hedger said the high COVID numbers were also having an impact on the festival's volunteer base.
Leading into the festival, which began on Christmas Eve, organisers called for more volunteers to ensure the event could go ahead.
The call was answered by Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club, whose members jumped on board to offer their assistance.
But as Mr Hedger, who is the acting president of the Lions club explained, this workforce was now depleted.
"A lot of the guys from the Lions are in their 60s and 70s and are keeping low now so they reduce the risk of getting COVID," Mr Hedger said.
"The Lions club was actually going to have Devonshire Teas at the market on Saturday but have cancelled for similar reasons."
While it has been a challenging week for the festival, Mr Hedger said there were plenty of positives.
"We were so happy to get the New Year's Eve parade in and the fireworks," he said.
"And we have some good entertainment coming up."
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