FALMOUTH Beer festival has announced ‘disappointing’ news that this year’s event will not be going ahead, despite hopes that the UK will be over the worst of the pandemic by then.
But the reason for the cancellation isn’t because of Covid they say, but because they haven’t been able to fill the vacancy of festival organiser and now it is too late. However they have announced that they are looking to organise a pubs based festival in Falmouth which is in the early stages of planning.
Volunteer Angie Burdon pours a pint of one of the 245 ales and 97 ciders on offer at the 2019 festival. Picture by Colin Higgs
Posting on their Facebook page the organisers said: “Some disappointing but not unexpected news; it has been decided that we aren’t in a position to run Falmouth Beer Festival this year.
“We still haven’t filled the position of Festival Organiser on the committee. With the general uncertainty that still exists coupled with by the time restrictions are lifted fully (June 21st is the earliest date this is expected), there would be insufficient time remaining to organise it.
“On a positive note, we are looking to organise a pubs based festival in Falmouth and are in the early stages of planning this. More news on this soon.”
Drinkers pictured at the 2019 festival at Events Square. Picture by Colin Higgs
The Kernow CAMRA Falmouth Beer Festival’s three-day event was last held in 2019 on Events Square and is the biggest beer and cider festival in Cornwall, with more than 5,500 visitors attending in 2018.
The event, which was held in Events Square from Thursday to Saturday, has live music each night, with the likes of Small Wonder, Tom Dale and Daisy Clark taking to the stage, and tutored tastings were held on Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Kernow CAMRA, the Cornish Branch of the Campaign For Real Ale, is a non-profit organisation, run by volunteers, promoting real ale, real cider and pubs and clubs as the core of British communities.