Rock Creek Lodge owner Matt Powers has shuttered the event after 35 years. Powers said his decision came down to him being able to be proud of how he makes his living.
Two people were killed and seven others injured at last year’s festival in a traffic incident where a festivalgoer is accused of grabbing the wheel of a shuttle, causing it to flip.
In 2012, an 8-year-old was killed in a collision with a festivalgoer who stole a lodge-owned vehicle. Multiple stabbings have also happened at the festival.