Michigan Renaissance Festival Cancelled

The organizers of the Michigan Renaissance Festival have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Festival. Although they worked hard to develop a plan over the last five months that they believed would have resulted in a safe and healthy festival, the regulations imposed by the state regarding COVID-19 make the cancellation necessary.

In a letter on their website, the team notes that they “disagree with the current State directives that prevent a spacious outdoor venue from opening,” but, they “recognize the difficulty of the State government’s task.”

The Renaissance Festival team plans on producing events that will adhere to state guidelines, and they are working on a Renfest Food and Entertainment Parade along with a reimagined Feast of Fantasy.

The Festival will return in 2021 from August 21st – October 3rd, and all 2020 tickets will be honored in 2021.

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Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand