Vermont Reggae Festival Rescheduled

The Vermont Reggae Festival, originally scheduled to be held at the Rochester Fairgrounds on July 29-30 has been rescheduled for late August. The exact date of the festival has not yet been determined.
According to festival coordinator Mike Lee, the festival was rescheduled to allow both festival organizers and the town to prepare for the event and make sure permits were in place.
Police Capt. Scott Dumas, who said he had not heard of the event before last Friday, said that with the extra time to plan, local law enforcement will be prepared to deal with any situations that might arise at the festival, which could attract several thousand attendees.
The Vermont Reggae Festival has been a tradition off and on for 25 years, and at its peak attracted 25,000 attendees in Vermont. This is the first year the festival will be held outside of the Green Mountain State, a move that Lee said was sparked by some Vermonters growing tired of the large crowds.
This year’s festival, however, he said, should not be as large as previous years. Regulations on noise among festival goers will also be in place, Lee said.