Special Events and Demonstrations Regulations Page | 2
“Demonstration” shall refer to non-commercial expressions protected by the First
Amendment of the United States Constitution (such as picketing, political marches,
speechmaking, vigils, walks, etc.) conducted on public property, the conduct of which has
the effect, intent or propensity to draw a crowd or onlookers. This term does not include
casual activity by persons which does not have the intent or propensity to attract a crowd or
“Event” may refer to a demonstration, community event or a special event, or to
demonstrations, community events and special events, collectively.
“Events Liaison” means the Town Clerk, or another person designated by the Town
“Open burning and open fire” have the same meaning as set forth in the Berryville Town
Code § 6-1.
“Open flame” means fire whose flame is supported by wick, oil or other slow burning means
to sustain itself. “Open flame” includes, but is not limited to, flame-producing devices such
as candles, torches, and juggling or other fire artist equipment; provided, however, that
“open burning and open fire” and “open flame” shall not include handheld candles when
used for ceremonial purposes, provided that they are not held or used in an intimidating,
threatening, dangerous or harmful manner.
“Person” shall mean and include any individual, corporation, Limited Liability Company,
partnership, limited partnership, association, company, business, non-profit company, trust,
joint venture or other legal entity.
“Prohibited items” shall mean (i) all items prohibited by law from being held, carried,
displayed, worn or otherwise used in public, (ii) items banned from public or park lands,(iii)
any BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles or pistols, paintball guns, pellet guns, nun chucks, tasers,
stun guns, heavy gauge metal chains, lengths of lumber or wood, poles, bricks, rocks,
metal beverage or food cans or containers, glass bottles, axes, axe handles, hatchets, ice
picks, acidic or caustic materials, hazardous, flammable, or combustible liquids,
skateboards, swords, knives, daggers, razor blades or other sharp items, metal pipes,
pepper or bear spray, mace, aerosol sprays, catapults, wrist rockets, bats, sticks, clubs,
drones, explosives, fireworks, open fire or open flames, or other item considered an
“implement of riot”, (iv) any items capable of inflicting bodily harm when these items
are held or used in an intimidating, threatening, dangerous or harmful manner, and (v)
law enforcement or military-like uniforms or uniform-like clothing, badges, insignia,
shields, hats, helmets, masks, equipment and other items that when held, carried,
displayed or worn tend to suggest or imply that the wearer is a current member of law
enforcement, the military, militia, or other public safety organization, such
as a fire
department or emergency medical services agency.