Renaissance Faire organizers say the show will go on in Kennewick

Ye merrie greenwood renaissance faire

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The annual medieval-themed gathering in Kennewick should soon be back on schedule, according to organizers.

A post on the Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire Facebook page on Tuesday announced that they had solved issues with the City’s contract at a meeting on Monday and now just need to secure insurance coverage.

Good Morrow All and Well Met,We have solved ALL of the problems with the City contract as of yesterday at our meeting….

Posted by Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire on Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Organizers of the event had announced late last month that the summer event would be cancelled due to “irreconcilable issues with the 2020 Kennewick contract.”

At that time, under the current policy the organizers would receive no refund in the event of a cancellation due to weather, which could result in thousands of dollars being lost by the nonprofit.

Last week, local business owner and Kennewick city councilmember Steve Lee started a GoFundMe to cover the costs if a cancellation were to happen.

According to the group’s Facebook post, due to the GoFundMe they “now have enough money to cover some of the up front costs associated with our event should we ever have to be canceled due to severe weather.”

Lee met yesterday with representatives from the event and the city to go over the contract, and he said the next step is securing an insurance policy. They plan to look at various insurance providers over the next couple weeks, and the deadline to secure a policy is March 1.