With the ongoing bushfires and associated smoke, many annual events are being cancelled across the district.
Australia Day in Marulan won't be the same this year, with an announcement that it too has been cancelled.
It comes on the back of similar announcements that the Bowral Show and the Australia Day Rodeo in Taralga have opted out this year.
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Tegan Rups from the Marulan Australia Day Committee said it was a hard decision to make.
"This decision has not been made lightly and was done so in consultation with our major sponsor Gunlake Quarries, Marulan," she said.
"We put a lot into it. It is still too raw and so many people could still be impacted by the fires."
She said the reasons for this decision were extensive and included the fact there were community safety concerns given the current air quality.
"The committee also relies heavily on the assistance from the local volunteer fire brigade," she said.
"Given the current events this fire season, road closures have been a regular expectation.
"With no end in sight to the fires, we cannot guarantee all vendors will be able to attend.
"This also contributes to additional community safety concerns if road closures occur during the event."
Gunlake Quarries spokesperson Geoff Kettle said Gunlake was not taking back their sponsorship.
"As a show of support to our local firies, the committee and Gunlake will donate this year's unspent sponsorship to the Marulan Rural Fire Brigade," Mr Kettle said.
He said the RFS was integral to the event's future.
"The Australia Day Committee is reliant upon the RFS to set everything up and run it and take it down," Mr Kettle said.
"It was a painstaking decision not to proceed, but this decision was made by the committee in consultation with Gunlake Quarries as the major sponsors."
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