Broadstairs Easter Food Festival cancelled due to coronavirus fears

Broadstairs Food Festival credit Thanet Tourism

The Broadstairs Easter Food Festival scheduled for April has been cancelled due to the coronavirus spread.

The festival was due to take place between April 11-13 but has now been cancelled.

Festival director Jo Scott said: “The festival board regrets the announcement of its decision to cancel the 2020 Easter Food Festival.

“We must stress this is not a decision that has been taken lightly. However being a food and drink festival that attracts large numbers of people  where the public is invited  to sample produce,  it’s critical  not to create an environment that could exacerbate the current Coronavirus  situation.

“Whilst the government has not yet requested the cancellation of events,  advisements suggest they are likely to do so prior to Easter.

“With the continued progress of the coronavirus, we feel it would not be responsible to host the event this Spring and it is better to take the decision now rather than cancel at short notice.

“Although many people have been eagerly anticipating the Easter festival, and a great deal of work has gone into its preparation, the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and traders alike, must be uppermost in our plans.

“We will channel our energies into making the Autumn Food Festival bigger, better and brighter than ever – so do mark your diaries for October 2-4.”

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