We have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the Christchurch Food Festival due to take place from 8-10 May 2020.

The Festival will now take place from 29th – 31st August (August Bank Holiday Weekend).

Thanks to the support of BCP and Christchurch Town Council, we have secured the venue and have agreement for road closures for the new dates.

You will be aware of the constantly changing situation regarding COVID-19 and now that the government has moved to the ‘delay’ phase of its strategy, the goal appears to be to slow down the spread of the disease so that the peak occurs during May and June.

From the Festival’s perspective, regardless of whether by then the government has ordered a ban on large gatherings (which in our view seems very likely), our feeling is that this would be a catastrophic time period to be trying to deliver a large scale public event, particularly with regard to the health of visitors, traders and our staff.

Our aim has always been to deliver an event that supports small independent businesses with the opportunity to enjoy fantastic trading conditions as well as creating an exciting experience for tens of thousands of visitors. We do not believe that the current dateline will now offer this.

We are obviously very sorry that we have had to take this decision and for the inconvenience it will cause. However, we passionately believe that this will provide the best outcome for the thousands of visitors, the traders and the sponsors who support the festival each year and that by the end of the summer things will be back to normal so we can all enjoy an outstanding and successful event for everyone.

Saturday 29th August, Sunday 30th August & Monday 31st August 2020

Our Traders

We seek out and handpick great food and drink producers working with sustainable and ethically-minded traders so that visitors can discover original and guaranteed quality.

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.

Next 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 next years Festival…

Christchurch High Street (closed to traffic for the event) and Christchurch Quay (the Quomps)

Saturday to Monday (Bank Holiday)
29th – 31st August 2020

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