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:: Safety is our priority

2020 brought challenges we never anticipated - and they continue today. For the first time in 29 years, the festival could not take place on the streets of Doylestown in 2020. We firmly stand behind this decision as the best action we could take to protect the health of our community. As we continue planning for 2021, we have committed to an in-person event as vaccination rates have climbed steadily in Pennsylvania and Bucks County. We feel it is important to return to an in-person event this year to better uphold our mission and to bring much-needed support to our artists, musicians, and local businesses.

It is paramount that we repeat our commitment to safety. Every decision is filtered first through a lens of public health. This year we have taken precautions to scale the event back in the ways we can control and to enhance the safety of our attendees and vendors. This includes having fewer vendors, no food court, and changes to our volunteer roles. We remain steadfast in our fight against Covid-19 while doing what we can to continue a tradition that has long benefited our community.

From here through the event we will continue to follow the guidance provided by local and state authorities to ensure the festival is safe and responsible for all parties. Below you will find some frequently asked questions and information regarding our Covid-19 protocols. As guidelines adapt, we will update this page accordingly.

:: FAQ

  • Health Pledge

    We ask that you do not attend if any of the following applies to you or anyone in your group.

    • You have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19 within 14 days of the festival.

    • You have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) within 72 hours of the festival.

    • You have traveled to a location that requires you to quarantine upon return within 14 days of the festival.

  • What precations are being taken?

    • This years festival will feature approximately 40 fewer vendors.

    • There will not be a food court this year. We will be offering additional seating for visitors to enjoy takeout while supporting a local restaurant.

    • Regular breaks created in the layout between vendors to facilitate airflow and reduce congestion.

    • Several high touch and high crowd activities and demonstrations have been postponed to next year.

    • Vendors and volunteers will regularly clean high touch areas.

    • Masks will be encouraged at the festival.

    • Marketing and advertising reduced to maintain a more localized experience.

    • The festival continues to be an all-outdoor event.

  • Will face masks be required?

    At this time they are not required, but we do recommend them - especially when in crowds or if you are not vaccinated. We are monitoring the Delta Variant status closely and may update this policy pending how the situation evolves.

  • What do you recommend for high risk individuals?

    If you are unvaccinated or at high risk of contracting a severe case COVID-19, avoid crowded areas of the festival and stay at least 6 feet away from other groups. Wear a mask while in public areas.

  • Will there be hand sanitization stations?

    Yes, we have a station planned for both restroom areas at Dommel Way and State & Pine. We will also have sanitzer available at our information booth at State & Main. We have requested vendors do the same. Bring your own if you can, supplies may become exhausted.

  • Will I need to show proof of vaccination?

    No, the festival is a public event with public access. We will not be asking for vaccination status or proof.

  • Could the event be cancelled due to Covid-19?

    At this time we do not anticipate this. If local or state authorities issue mandates or restrictions we will follow them. In the case that this requires a cancellation we will communicate that news to our vendors via email and the general public via our website, social media, and email newsletter.

  • Can I enjoy the festival from home?

    We want to support our artists from near and far so please make use of the artist profiles on our website if you are not comfortable attending. We will not be livestreaming or holding any other virtual events at this time, largely because we do not have the volunteer bandwidth to support it.