It wasn’t the same as usual but we were very pleased after much debate and consultation to be able to offer a free event at Snape Maltings at the end of September 2020. In place of the usual Festival we hosted a Market Weekend over 26/27 Sept which enabled us support those local producers that were able to attend.
We hope to be back doing what we do best in 2021 supporting all our local food and drink producers.
2020s unique event...
What happened in 2020?
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.
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…