COVID UPDATE – 9 June 2021
It is with great sadness that we must announce that Destination Basingstoke have decided to cancel Hampshire Octoberfest 2021.
Although the roadmap currently indicates that there will be an end to social distancing and live events will be able to take place, there is still a huge amount of uncertainty and the possibility of last minute changes are very real, and the risks are too great for a small not-for-profit like Destination Basingstoke.
We really want to bring you fantastic events to attend, we have ridden the storm over the last 16 months. Even if events of this nature are allowed to take place after the next government announcement, with no insurance or government backed insurance scheme available, any last minute cancellations or changes due to COVID could be catastrophic for our organisation and for other suppliers we work with.
We appreciate your support and understanding, this has not been an easy decision to make and we look forward to bringing great events back to Basingstoke.
Hampshire OctoberFest is a weekend of locally produced real ales and ciders along with a wine bar and other drinks, and a wide choice of street food all accompanied by live music in a lively, fun, festival atmosphere.
Hugely anticipated after enforced cancellation in 2020 and 2021 no one is looking forward to 2022 more than Destination Basingstoke when we hope to be back.