hampshire food festival: 20th anniversary celebration on hold

Due to ongoing public health concerns about the spread of  Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hampshire Fare has decided to cancel the award-winning Hampshire Food Festival – a month-long, countywide celebration of food and drink – planned for this July. This decision will be reviewed in June in the hope that the 20th Hampshire Food Festival can be rearranged for later in the year.

Tracy Nash, Commercial Manager, Hampshire Fare, says: “At Hampshire Fare we recognise that food and drink plays a key role in our local communities and makes a valuable contribution to our local economy. Therefore, we will continue to monitor this situation with the intention that we may be able to postpone the 20th Hampshire Food Festival until September.

"By that time, it is hoped that we will all, once again, be able to participate in one of the simplest and greatest pleasures of life - socialising and enjoying food and drink. We also hope to reschedule as we recognise that the Hampshire Food Festival provides an opportunity to support our local independents, much needed in the present circumstances, as well as a unique way for everyone to appreciate Hampshire’s heritage and culture - as so much of that is bound up with food - from strawberries to watercress, and seafood to wine.”

Tracy Nash concludes: "Hampshire Fare will continue to keep our followers and members updated. In the meantime, please subscribe to our monthly newsletter or follow us via social media for more information about local food and drink and how our members are supporting their communities."