Beccles Food and Drink Festival postponed till 2021
It is with great regret that the organising team have decided to postpone Beccles Food and Drink Festival 2020.
Planning was in the advanced stages, we had the first draft of our 32 page programme, and we were excited about the increased number and variety of stalls, new venues, new Fringe events and a fresh and diverse cookery theatre line-up.
However, the health and safety of all of our helpers, stall holders and visitors must always be our top priority, and with the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK expected around the date of the Festival, we believe postponement is the right decision. Early postponement allows all involved to plan accordingly, minimises business disruption and ensures we do not incur unrecoverable costs that would jeopardise the running of future Festivals.
In order to support those businesses who have booked and paid for stalls, adverts and Fringe events, full refunds will be made as soon as possible.
We would like to thank those organisations who had agreed to assist with our Festival this year, and without whose support we could not run the event: Beccles Lions, Helping Hands, Bungay Area Community Transport, Beccles Business and Tourism Association, St Michael’s Church, Hungate Church and Hall, the Waveney Centre, East Coast College, Beccles Town Council, Beccles Farmers Market, Andrew Elvin Removals, and of course the businesses in Beccles and the wider area who have stalls, host Fringe events, take programme adverts, and donate competition prizes.
We hope you understand the reasons we have taken this difficult decision, and we look forward to coming back bigger and better in 2021.
Beccles Food Festival Organising Team