POOLE Seafood Festival has been called off.
Organiser Dorset Food Festivals said the event, scheduled for June 2 to 4, had been cancelled as it was not viable ‘under present conditions’.
“Unfortunately, Poole Seafood Festival will not take place this year,” a spokesperson said.
“After much consideration it has become clear that it is not possible to deliver a viable festival under present conditions, so sadly we will not be taking up the option to run the event for the third year of the tender.
“For the last two years, we have hosted Dorset’s only free seafood festival on Poole Quay.
“Despite enormous challenges as we came out of Covid, we still managed to put on a great day out with food, drink and music.
“We have invested a lot of time and money in this event and we are saddened that it is not possible to continue this into the future.”
Other events organised by the company, including the Ultimate Festivals at Upton Country Park (May 26 to 28) and the Poole Harbour Festival (July 29 to 30), are not affected, they said.