Pause Renaissance Festivals until 2021

Pause Renaissance Festivals until 2021

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Anwyn ilo started this petition to Festival/ Faire owners and directors

This petition will be emailed to any Renaissance Festivals or Faires planning to continue with their 2020 season. 

(Edit: cover photo chosen at random from a Google search, this petition is not putting any specific Faire/Festival on blast. This is a general petition to centrally contain opinions of those who value safety at this time) 

Please help us (those who put on Renaissance  Festivals professionally)  implore festival and faire owners to cancel their 2020 seasons. We want to return to our beloved faires as an intact community in 2021. Opening any faire during an unprecedented pandemic is not worth losing our friends and family to COVID19.

Until the COVID19 pandemic is over there is no safety in large scale events. No amount of distancing or mask wearing can guarantee our or our customers safety.

The absolute last thing this community needs is to be associated with further spreading this deadly virus to the communities surrounding our venues. Or worse, being linked to worsening the already deadly second wave throughout the country. 

In Texas alone the single day rise in infected persons tops the entire country of Italy when they were a global epicenter. 

Our community has elderly artists, asthmatic performers, immunocompromised booth managers, and families terrified of being torn apart by this virus. Statistics show this virus is deadly even to young, healthy people who contract it. 

No amount of masked merriment is worth the terror our Renaissance community is facing. Even if miraculously no one becomes ill, signing on for 8 weeks of 'rain day' attendance (in accordance with state guidelines) would financially cripple everyone participating in the event. 

In order to keep our artists, performers, managers, salespeople, office staff, gamers, ride operators, food servers, pub workers, grounds crew, bathroom attendants, ticket tellers, patrons, and local communities surrounding our venues safe we stand together and agree we must put off Renaissance Festivals and Faires until 2021.

Because we love our community and the communities we are blessed to bring art, joy, and entertainment to, we agree to value safety over profit. 

Thank you so much to the Faire owners who have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel their 2020 season. As a community we truly appreciate what you've had to do

In 2021 we're going to have our best season yet. ❤

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