Cancellation of The Highcliffe Food & Arts Festival 2020
It is with regret that the committee members of The Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival CIC have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Event.
After much deliberating and waiting to see how the current situation was developing, it became clear that social distancing measures are likely to be with us for quite some time. Consequently, we feel, like many other local organisations, that it would be irresponsible to continue planning for this year’s event.
Given the popularity of our festival we feel that it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to effectively police and control social distancing. We are also conscious of the fact that a large number our attendees – visitors, exhibitors and traders – are likely to be in the most vulnerable categories with regard to Covid-19. Consequently, that is why we have come to the heart-breaking decision that we must cancel the festival which we had previously re-scheduled for September. Instead we now look forward to planning the show for 2021.
We understand it will be a great disappointment to many people as it will be the first time in the show’s short history that we have had to cancel. We also understand the impact that the cancellation will have on traders, organisations and individuals that attend the show and we very much hope they will be supporting us next year. The health of trade stand holders, sponsors, participants, volunteers and visiting public are our top priority. We would like to thank everyone associated with the event for their continued support, and we look forward to a fantastic show in 2021 to compensate for this year’s disappointment.
Please note: The Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival 2021 - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th June 2021