Unfortunately, the organisers have decided to cancel this year’s Chelmsford Summer Beer and Cider Festival. This is due to the ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.
The latest update from the government states that emergency services will not support mass gatherings. Together with the recent advice from the government to avoid social contact, these make running the festival unwise.
Whilst it is possible that restrictions may have been lifted by June, the festival is starting to commit substantial amounts of money for the beer, cider and other drinks that you come for, as well as the infrastructure that makes the festival possible. We hope cancelling now will provide some degree of certainty for our suppliers. We’re very much aware this is likely to be a tough year for them.
In the hope that some sort of normality has returned by then, planning for our next festival has started for 17–20 February 2021.