Colorado Renaissance Festival canceled for 2020

Coronavirus

LARKSPUR, Colo. — The Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur will not be held in 2020, organizers announced Wednesday.

“I have been going to the Colorado Renaissance Festival since the early 90’s,” Heather Sherman, a woman who attends the festival annually said.

The festival is usually held on weekends between June and August. Organizers said on June 12 that this year’s opening would be postponed to August 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, they said the festival has been canceled entirely.

“I cant see a renaissance festival where you can safely socially distance or people have to wear masks. I would not be going. I wouldn’t feel safe. I don’t think there is anything they can do this year,” Sherman said.

She stated she thinks festival organizers made the right choice in canceling it. Especially because she said it puts people who live in Larkspur at risk.

“When you have a small community and an isolated community your risk is way down until someone from the outside comes in,” Sherman said.

Sherman stated she hopes that the vendors missing out on this years festival will still have support from the community.

“I wish there was a virtual fair they could do for these vendors, I would participate in that,” Sherman said.

Most of all she said she’s just looking forward to next year.

“I imagine this was really really hard for you to do. I’m still here. We’re still here. We’re not going anywhere. If you need us, your fans, the people who love the renaissance festival,” Sherman said.

Next year’s festival is set for June 12 through August 1.

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