Weymouth Seafood Festival pushed back again

Weymouth Seafood Festival pushed back again

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 28th June 2020.

Weymouth's annual seafood festival is being pushed back to next year due to the Coronavirus.

The new date for the Dorset Seafood Festival is 10th & 11th July 2021.

They made the announcement on their Facebook Page on Friday (26th June).

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Nyetimber, who were set to run this year's event, provisionally moved the date to 12th and 13th of September this year, because of the impact that social distancing measures and mass gatherings will have on the event.

Organiser Brian Cooper said:

"In the interests of visitors, the tourist trade, sponsors and participants of the festival we have reluctantly taken this measure. We are pleased to say that Nyetimber and many of our other loyal sponsors have indicated their support for the 2021 festival. Without their support, the event would not have grown into such an iconic foodie spectacular.

"Founded in 2008, the festival fits superbly well on Weymouth's atmospheric Old Harbour and brings an estimated £2,000,000 into the local economy each year. 

"The event supports the Fishermen's Mission (over £80,000 raised to date), promotes the fishing industry and, of course, helps bring Weymouth seafood restaurants to the attention of many thousands of visitors."