I am very sad to announce that it was decided by the committee on the 16th March 2020 to postpone the event. Thankfully we hadn’t spent much money for this by this point.
Thanks to the exponential spread of the virus in the last week, the government recommending people over 70 and/or with health issues and actions in other countries, this has made things far too complicated to be able to gauge and predict how much attendances will drop or if we end up being forced to postpone anyway.
This could have potentially lead to the event losing a lot of money, even we if were to greatly reduce all the orders for beer, glasses, programmes etc.
It is a real shame not only for those on the committee who gave a lot of time and energy and worked very hard for this, but for everyone else, who had wanted to attended this event as volunteers and customers and had already paid for their travel and accommodation.
It is also regretful that we’ve had to cancel our orders for beer, glasses, badges etc, affecting the breweries and suppliers that wanted to support us.
We all hope to be able to hold this event later in the year at the same venue and we’ll keep you up to date with developments.
We’re going to have a few beers whilst the pubs are still open tonight and for the next day or so.
After that, we’ll continue working on the event so that we should be even more ready and prepared by the first setting up day.
Thank for your patience so far and carry on drinking whilst you can and stay in good spirits and health.
Woodfest 2020 Organiser and the Woodfest committee