It won’t be quite the same as usual but we are very pleased to announce that, after much debate and consultation and unless there is new official advice or a change in guidelines, we will be putting on a free event at Snape Maltings at the end of September. In place of the usual Festival we will be hosting a Market Weekend over 26/27 Sept. At last, something that doesn’t need to be struck from our diaries!
This year's unique event...
Over 50 Suffolk producer stalls individually spread across the stunning grounds of Snape Maltings. We will retain as much of the Festival spirit as possible by providing some musical entertainment and a selection of street food and refreshments. The event is all about supporting our producers and giving them an opportunity to showcase their wares. Unfortunately we will not have any live chef demonstrations or masterclasses but the Maltings, along with its shop and cafe will be open.
Ticket available via the website from 31st August book tickets
So many events have had to be cancelled due to the pandemic but we are confident that, given the outdoor space available and clear guidance, we can deliver a safe and enjoyable day out.
Precautions we will be taking:
- 2m social distancing across site
- No large marquees
- Reduced visitor numbers
- Free entry, booked online in advance
- Stands spread allowing for social distancing
- Visitor flow with separate entry & exit
- Hand sanitiser stations
- Contactless payments where possible
- Public toilets open & cleaned regularly
- No masterclasses or live demonstrations
Keep the Festival alive
In order to make this all work we, as a Community Interest Company, must be able to cover our costs and keep the Festival alive for the future. Therefore we are looking for your support and have launched a crowd funding initiative. Support today…