Friday, July 18, 2008

2008 Faire Canceled!

Dearest Friends, Family and Supporters,

It is with our deepest regret that we must announce that the Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire, planned to be held August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2008, in Belfair Washington has been canceled.

Due to challenges with the permitting process and after a meeting with the Department of Natural Resources yesterday and a meeting this morning with the Mason County Commissioners, we have not and will not be granted our permits to run the Faire this season. We have done everything that we could have done and have exhausted all avenues to make this event happen on the new site this year.

We offer our deepest and sincerest apologies to all that this cancellation will affect. We understand that plans have been made, tickets have been bought and travel plans have been arranged in order to attend the Washington Renaissance Faire.

It is our sincerest hope to work with the Mason County Commissioners, the Department of Natural Resources and the Planning Commission for Mason County to resolve these challenges satisfactorily in order to re-open the Washington Renaissance Faire in August of 2009 on our new site in Belfair, Washington.

Thank you all for the support and love that you have offered us over the past 11 years and know that you have our deepest gratitude for your support both now through these trying times and in the future as we grow and prosper.

Ron and Teresa Cleveland and all the Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire Staff

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