We are very fortunate to be an outdoor event where there is an abundance of room to socially distance. The farm itself is over 30 acres not including the land set aside for seasonal crops and pumpkin picking.
The Bellevue Berry Farm is a full-service catering facility, so its internal food protocols are already in line with the local health department and governmental CDC guide rules.
The Renaissance Festival of Nebraska will work with the Bellevue Berry Farm to post safety signage, event rules, and to ensure the following:
Continue to have personal barriers and appropriate sneeze guards at food locations.
Mark off waiting distances for queue lines.
Train our staff and cast to remind patrons to wear their mask and/or keep socially distant.
At our daily cast check-in, we will require health screening inquires and temperature checks.
All festival employees will also go through health screening inquires and temperature checks.
All festival employees will wear masks and/or PPE where required.
Dedicate specific staff to clean and maintain high touch points and wipe-down stage areas.
Provide additional handwashing and hand sanitizing stations.
You can do your part as well! If you feel unwell, please stay home. If you have been exposed to anyone testing positive for Covid-19, please quarantine yourself! Socially distance yourself and all the members of your group or family from other patrons while at the festival. Do not attempt to take pictures with cast or performers. Place your tips in the appropriately supplied tip vessel to show your appreciation to our actors. While masks are not required, they are highly recommended, and you’ll notice all staff and cast wearing them. Lastly, feel free to bring your own hand sanitizer as well.
As independent contractors, each vendor will dictate their own safety protocols including, what can and cannot be touched, limiting the number of people allowed to shop at any one time and offering a one-way flow through and around their wares.
For our performer’s safety, all stages have had the front row marked off as No-Seating Areas. We also stress social distancing while viewing our performers. No selfies, please, but show your appreciation by clapping and not cheering. Don’t forget to drop some coin in the appropriately distanced tip vessel.
While many of the same things for our stage performers hold true for our festival cast, you will notice fewer of them in “the lanes” entertaining and interacting. Please keep your mask on and 5 feet between you and those you’d like to say hello to. Pictures at a distance only and handshakes and hugs next year