Uncertainty looms over foodie favourite event

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 3 March 2021

ORGANISERS for Feast Hinckley, the town’s annual food event which features a wide array of food and drink from different vendors, have explained that they are ‘reviewing’ whether this year’s event will be able to go ahead.

The free-to-attend food event, arranged by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, has taken place in both Market Place and Argents Mead Park in the past, and was attended by local, regional, and international food traders.

The ‘difficult decision’ to cancel Feast Hinckley for the first time came last year (2020) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and now uncertainty looms over the future of this year’s (2021) event.

Spokesperson speaks on 2021 event

After receiving many queries from both vendors and members of the public on Facebook regarding whether the event will go ahead this August, a spokesperson for the food festival issued a statement on the official page.

They revealed that the vendors who were pencilled in to take part in last year’s now-scrapped event are lined-up to return to this year’s event if it does go ahead.

The statement reads: “At this time, we are reviewing all of the latest guidance as it comes available, and [we] will update you all at a later date.

“As we were fully booked for our 2020 event, all vendors have moved their bookings to the 2021 event therefore at this time we cannot take any further bookings.

“Stay safe everyone and [our] fingers crossed that we can see you in August!”

The event, which proves to be a favourite with foodies locally, hit hungry Hinckleyans many years ago.

To keep updated with all future announcements regarding the event as they come, ‘Like’ Feast Hinckley on Facebook here.

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