2014 Festival Cancelled
Following much deliberation, the Organising Committee of the Moretonhampstead Festival of Food & Drink regret to announce that this year’s Festival, due to take place on Saturday 8th March, has been cancelled.
The decision to cancel the Festival has not been taken lightly and, with 5 years of huge success behind us, we are only too well aware of the importance of the Festival to producers who look forward to the event to kick-start their season after the long winter.
The incessant rain, which shows no sign of abating in the coming weeks, has made the local fields both unusable and unsafe for parking for both visitors and exhibitors. We have a duty of care for all attendees – exhibitors, visitors and volunteers – their safety and well-being are of paramount importance to us. In our opinion the fields would have very soon become a quagmire bringing potential injury and danger to both exhibitors and visitors – let alone the damage to the fields themselves.
The Committee decided to act at this point, rather than in 2, 3 or 4 weeks-time, for 2 reasons:-
We can only apologise for this cancellation but we hope you understand that it has been caused by most unusual circumstances beyond our control.