Published: Wednesday, 25th Mar 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bolton Food and Drink Festival (28th to 31st August) has been cancelled.

Statement from The Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr David Greenhalgh

"It is with great regret that we have announced that the Bolton Food and Drink Festival will not go ahead this year.

"It is the jewel in the crown of our annual events calendar and we know that many thousands of people will be disappointed by the decision.

"However, given the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in, the council is currently quite rightly prioritising the health and well-being of the public, traders and the wider festival team.

"The event takes a huge amount of planning and, due to the current situation, the complex work needed to organise such a huge event cannot take place right now.

"We apologise to all the people who work so hard every year to organise and join the event to make it the huge success it has become.

"Once we have come through this crisis we promise we will work to make the next Bolton Food and drink Festival the biggest and best in its history. Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding."

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