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Colorado Renaissance Festival organizers cancel event for 2020

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 12:50:10-04

LARKSPUR — Another annual Colorado event has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers of the Colorado Renaissance Festival announced the event has been canceled for this year.

"We have been hopeful that circumstances would improve so that we could operate safely, however due to guidelines and restrictions put in place by the state of Colorado, the County Health department, and for the safety of all involved and the community we feel this is in the best interest of everyone," a release from the festival states.

The summer-long event typically attracts around 200,000 visitors to the town of Larkspur. Last year, thousands visited southern Colorado for 16 days of family fun, food and activities.

Just Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis said the upward trend of COVID-19 cases in Colorado over the past several weeks is a troubling indication of where the state might be heading if residents continue to be “complacent.”

Polis warned that more measures and even possible restrictions could be put back in place if the virus continues to spread. However, he gave no indication that immediate action would be taken.

The Colorado Renaissance Festival will return next year between June 12 and Aug. 1. For more information, click here to visit the event's website.