Planning for Beccles Food and Drink Festival 2021
With continuing uncertainty over the timetable for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, holding our event in any format at the end of May no longer seems viable. Social distancing, in particular, is a show stopper for us when the majority of our stalls are outside in public areas around New Market and Sheepgate. The health and safety of our visitors, stall holders and helpers will always be our top priority.
In order to increase our chances of holding the event in it’s normal format this year, the organising team have decided to postpone Beccles Food and Drink Festival until Saturday 14th August.
Postponement allows all involved to plan accordingly, minimises business disruption and allows us to make a final go/no go decision in early summer, when hopefully the path to exit the pandemic will be much clearer.
Stall holder application forms and Fringe host invites will therefore not be emailed until sometime during April.
We hope to welcome you back to the Festival this August but, failing that, we will return to our normal slot of Saturday 28th May, 2022.
Best Wishes and Stay Safe
Beccles Food and Drink Festival Organising Team