MKFOODFEST 2020 CANCELLED
It is with great sadness and after a good deal of thought and discussion that we have decided that we will have to cancel MKFoodFest 2020.
We were really hoping that the festival could have been the big end of summer party that we are all so desperate to have after a difficult few months. However, we are finding it increasingly difficult to continue so much uncertainty in so many aspects.
Although none of us know what the situation will be in September, current news reports are suggesting that there will be restrictions on our every day lives for at least six months, if not until a vaccination is found. Six months takes us into October, beyond our planned date for the festival. It seems likely that even if some of the current tight restrictions have been lifted by then, there will continue to be restrictions on large gatherings of people, such as at festivals. We do not wish to continue to plan for the festival if it will have to be cancelled later or if we are not able to go ahead with it in the way that we would want it, free of charge and open to everyone.
In addition to this, because we are a not for profit organisation, we are hugely dependent upon gaining sponsorship to run the festival. Our usual target audience for this is largely the hospitality industry. With this being hit so hard by the restrictions on trade, these businesses will be concentrating their efforts and money on surviving and will not be in a position to sponsor us.
Currently we are in a position where we can cancel the festival without going into debt so it seems sensible to cancel it now to protect ourselves so that we are in a position to come back bigger and better next year.
MKFoodFest has quickly become a highly anticipated and popular food and drink festival within Milton Keynes, showcasing the best of local food and drink.
This September the picturesque parkland around The Pavilion in Middleton will come alive with the exciting vibe of the local food and drink scene. With all the stallholders coming from within a 20 mile radius of the venue, the event showcases the best of local food and drink and brings together street food vendors, artisan producers, farmers market stallholders and chefs for a one day, one location, not-to-be-missed food and drink shopping experience.
Selection criteria for MKFoodFest is based on the principles of local producers first. We aim to make MKFoodFest a truly local food festival, supporting artisan producers. In order to be selected you need to be within a 20 mile radius of the MKFoodFest, please see the selection Criteria for further details.
MKFoodFest CIC is a not for profit organisation that aims to support local food related charities. This support manifests itself in a number of different ways including donations and promotion.
OUR FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2019
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BECOME AN EXHIBITOR AT OUR NEXT EVENT
Every year MKFoodFest showcases amazing local food and drink businesses within the MK area.
If you are interested in exhibiting with us please express your interest, we need you!
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
It would not be possible to run MKFoodFest without the dedicated team of organisers and the additional support of volunteers on the day itself.
If you would like to volunteer to help on the day please register your interest. There are a variety of different roles that need filling, starting from about 8am with set up, then during the event itself and after the event with tidy up.
Did You Know
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Get in Touch
Registered Office: 16 Boxberry Gardens, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 7EN
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