Town of Vernon rejects Woodstock 50’s permit application

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VERNON, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Three days of peace, love, and music have been shot down once again by the Town of Vernon. 

Woodstock 50 promoters were looking to hold the festival at Vernon Downs next month. They had filed another application last Wednesday, which the town says not only violates the 120-day deadline, but it was also unsigned.

The Town of Vernon details a long list of concerns, including a heavy reliance on security, but no mention of which company would be providing it. 

Promoters also said the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office would assist, despite Sheriff Maciol publically criticizing the idea of holding the event at Vernon Downs.

The town says there is also no mention of where the estimated 65,000 concertgoers would stay, and say temporary fencing is the only barrier proposed to keep people unauthorized to be at the festival out.

The town also cited plans submitted to the DOT for its rejection, saying the impacts on traffic would be catastrophic.

You can read what the Town of Vernon had to say below:


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