Gloucester food festival organisers postpone 2020 Event

Gloucester Quays

A mainstay in Gloucestershire’s retail and social calendar, the Gloucester Food Festival, has been cancelled.

The annual foodie event, which organisers say welcomes more than 100,000 people, and which features  culinary demonstrations from celebrity chefs, live entertainment and artisan produce from across the region has been moved to July 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Jason Pullen, Lifestyle Outlets Managing Director said: “Clearly under the current circumstances people’s safety is of paramount concern to us, therefore with a heavy heart  we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s food festival until 2021.

“We appreciate this might be disappointing as it has become a mainstay in the calendar for visitors from the South West and beyond who enjoy great food and entertainment. We are already looking forward to 2021 when we will be able to host this event again in true festival style.”

The three-day event will now take place from 23-25 July 2021.

Lifestyle Outlets currently has two operational outlets, attracting more than 11 million visitors in the last year and achieving 10% growth in sales. Lowry Outlet, located within MediaCityUK and Gloucester Quays. The company has a third site in development in Glasgow.

Gloucester Quays is a thriving £400m 60-acre development. Located in the City of Gloucester next to the historic docks, museums and Gloucester Cathedral, all within easy reach of the Cotswolds.