It’s a little later than usual (for this year only) because it was clear to us that the idea of running the Festival in May was not realistic and the idea of cancelling for a second year and all that would mean for the traders, suppliers, freelance event staff and local community was not an option.
We would like to thank BCP and Christchurch Town Council for fully supporting this move and working with us to make it happen.
We are also extremely pleased to also announce the support of Saxe Coburg Property Experts who join us as the title supporter of this year’s event. Their generous support will help us deliver the very best event possible and ensure that we can continue to put together a fantastic event that Christchurch has become synonymous for.
As part of our planning for this year in the new post covid world we will be living in, we have decided that the event will only take place on Christchurch Quay this year. If there is any requirement to manage social distancing by this time, the High Street is a space that it would be impossible to control – and the safety of everyone – our traders, staff and visitors – is paramount to how we will be managing this year’s event.
As an extra aperitif to the main event, we will also be running a series of pop-up restaurant events in the beautiful setting of the Quayside in the days running up to the festival. Brought to you by our partners Onyx Events who ran the successful Lymington Pop-Ups last year, these promise to bring a fabulous feast of food and drink to showcase the very best local produce and chef talent.
We look forward to welcoming you all back in August this year.
We care about minimising our environmental footprint, supporting small businesses and the local economy and we will be subsidising the best, small independent producers to take part.
This year, as well as a great line-up of street food and craft drinks, we will be increasing our focus on produce and ingredients from the South and South West to bring you a truly unique line-up of extraordinary food and drink.
Come back soon to see who we have selected for this years Festival…
Christchurch Quay (the Quomps)
Saturday to Monday (Bank Holiday)
28th – 30th August 2021