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







Cookery Demonstrations

Childrens Entertainment

Musical Entertainment

About Us
The Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival is a two-day event which started in 2014 and takes place in June each year. The event is organised and run by a committee of unpaid volunteers with the purpose of celebrating local and regional food and drink. It is a not-for-profit organisation and any money generated goes back in to the festival to improve it year after year.

to promote local food producers, independent restaurants and retailers in Highcliffe
to provide educational and fun workshops and cookery demonstrations to encourage people to eat healthy, homemade and locally sourced food.
to establish Highcliffe as a destination and to promote the surrounding area and beaches for tourism.
 to transform the village street and recreation area during the festival with activities for all ages to enjoy.


Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival is a not-for-profit organisation, so our success is down to the amazing support we receive from our sponsors and volunteers. So we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the following companies who invest their time and money into making our festival such a fantastic event for the whole community.

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Highcliffe Castle Tearooms

Bronze Sponsors

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Media Sponsors


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