Following three successful years, the Club were planning the Festival for 24 May 2020. However we have been overtaken by events and have sadly decided to postpone until 2020.
Reepham Food Festival postponed to 2021
It is with regret that we have decided not to hold the Reepham Food Festival in 2020. We were very well advanced with planning and were looking forward to the event in May. However events have overtaken us as this would have coincided with what is expected to be the peak of the Covid 19 infections.
The Rotary Club believes that it would be irresponsible to continue with the Festival under these circumstances as it would put undue pressure on partner organisations, schools, volunteers and our members. Later cancellation would involve commercial losses which would adversely impact on our charities and disrupt the business of our exhibitors.
We are well aware that our government and the rest of the world are taking this very seriously and we are doing likewise and have decided that bringing many people together especially related to the Norfolk food industry is unwise. We do not want one person to become unwell as a result of our activities.
For that reason we have decided to cancel this year’s Food Festival and all the peripheral events that happen alongside it. The Rotary Club will continue to organise the next event scheduled for 30 May 2021 in the market place when it is hoped that all these health issues will have been resolved.
It is hoped that the many stall holders, our supporters: The Town Council, Women’s Institute, Reepham Scouts and our sponsors: Central CoOperative England, The Original Cottage Company, Crisp Maltings, Kings Arms, Norfolk Farm Shop and Reepham High School will support us in the event next year.
All payments made to date by either sponsors or exhibitors are being returned.
We hope you will understand we have had to take the painful decision to enable us to overcome the issues presented to us and come back next year with another sparkling event.
Chairman RFF20 Reepham and District Rotary Club.
Find out more at www.reephamfoodfestival.org.uk.