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See you in 2021, Fools!

The Festival of Fools has always been about bringing people together. Through accessible art on the street, hundreds of thousands of people have come to Burlington to experience the Festival over the past 13 years.

Unfortunately, physical distancing protocols don’t work so well when the whole point is to draw a large crowd. We saw that one coming. And with the recent announcement from the State of Vermont that no large festivals are to be held in Vermont this summer, we know it’s time to officially cancel this year’s Festival of Fools.

We’re already looking forward to summer 2021, when we can again bring the community together in laughter and amazement. We thank the artists and performers who were scheduled to join us this year, the fans who were hoping to have fun on Church Street, and our sponsors who are always there for us and help make Fools possible.