Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous canceled for 2020

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VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous has been cancelled for the 2020 season.

Organizers said it will return Memorial Day weekend of 2021.

The event was originally scheduled to take place Memorial Day weekend this year, but was postponed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

“First and foremost is the safety of the public, our volunteers, vendors, merchants, and reenactors,” marketing director Mark Hill wrote in a memo to the press. “In the current condition of rising rates of Covid in the Midwest and with other similar events being cancelled it was felt that this was the prudent action.”

Hill noted that the quality of a 2020 event would have been “significantly diminished” due to a lack of vendors, food booths and soldiers who were unable to safely attend.

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