Our NYS Permit has been just issued, so we're on for August 28th. A routine matter in most years, the timing of the permit review fortunately coincided with the relaxing of many of the COVID regulations. We will still voluntarily have several of the safeguards we added earlier this year: spaced starts, individual bottles of water, all online registration, etc. See the event web site for a complete list. The restaurants, shops and hotels in Ellicottville are all open. Most do not require masks for vaccinated customers.