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Beulah Rock Festivus is no more... 20-Jun-2013 At 11:22:24 AM HM33
an update from the festivus page s to why its not continuing. It was a great event and we loved being a part of it.

As much as Cliff and I love the Festivus, we decided that the exposure to public liabiltiy risk was just too much, and although the Festivus was amazing in every way, it is just not worth everything we own.

We talked with lawyers and insurance companies about the event and it became obvious:
waiver forms are not worth the paper they are written on, regardless of how comprehensive
the cost to have insurance cover the 4 day event would be prohibitively expensive
it is not whether you win or loose a law suit, it is the thousands upon thousands of dollars spent defending yourself and/or settling out of court
nobody is accountable for their own actions anymore
if someone dies, or is severely injured, someone will come looking for money and it is simply not possible for Cliff or I to be removed from harms way
Yes, the Festivus could go for another 20 years with nothing like that ever happening, we are just not willing to risk it anymore.

Think about it and put yourself in Cliff or my position while looking at your Family, your home, your car, your company, and see if you would make the same decision.

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