Yet another nail in the coffin for this year’s pending , as the site and town planners at Vernon Downs have upheld the denial originally issued when the promoters filed an application there.

An open house was held in advance of a town meeting to determine whether or not the ’s permit application for the site will be approved. It has already been rejected by the town committee twice and been appealed by the ’s organizers.

The town’s planning committee rendered its denial just after 8:30 p.m. local time and it was unanimous.

At this point an appeal is still possible, but yeah, it seems impossible that they would get this event together this year.

According to, it’s pretty much 100% done-zo at this point.

Greg Peck, co-owner of , declined comment after the meeting. Michael Lang, who has promoted all three previous festivals, including the original in 1969, said he won’t go to court.

Lang was quoted as saying he wouldn’t want the town to suffer, which at this point is at least inspiring to see.

Maybe give it another run next year. 51st!

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