Plans for this year’s Aylsham Food Festival, scheduled for 2, 3, 4 October are on hold while the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt all public events.
This is particularly disappointing for us as Slow Food Aylsham were looking forward to celebrating our 15th anniversary with a three-day special which would have attracted Slow Food delegates from across the UK as well as our traditional supporters from the Farmers’ Market, Aylsham High School and, of course, the townspeople.
However, according to the government’s chief medical adviser, the UK will have to live with some disruption for at least the rest of the year.
Some estimates predict the worst will be over in a couple of months, with lockdown and quarantine measures lifted by then. But other models suggest we could see attempts at controlling the virus continue for longer, until a proven vaccine is developed and distributed.
Nobody has any real idea of when the pandemic will come to an end.
So we ask that all stallholders who usually join us – and those looking to join the party – to watch this space for updates or contact us for any details regarding the festival.