Sherwood Forest Faire closes in response to Bastrop County disaster declaration over COVID-19
MCDADE, Texas - Sherwood Forest Faire has announced it will cease operation in response to the emergency declaration issued by Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape concerning the coronavirus.
The popular medieval entertainment event is suspending operations during the fourth week of its eight-weekend season. It has not been determined at this point whether the event will be canceled outright.
“The health and welfare of our patrons and participants is always our foremost concern,” said George Appling, founding partner of Sherwood Forest Faire, LLC, in a release. “We will comply and cooperate with all local, state, and federal directives and try to do everything we can to support our community during this unprecedented health event.”
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Appling says since there is no solid determination of how long this emergency declaration will last, the decision to outright cancel the event has not been made.
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"There are numerous consequences of this decision which we will work through over the coming days and weeks,” Appling said. “We ask everyone’s patience as we chart our course forward.”
Event management has also not made a definitive decision regarding how to accommodate patrons who have already purchased tickets for the faire. Patrons can check Sherwood Forest Faire's Facebook page for updated information.