Festival moved to 2021

26 June 2020

Festival moved to 2021

Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival moved to 10th & 11th July 2021

Despite provisionally moving the date of the 2020 event to September, it has become clear that the chances of achieving anything like the scale of the event that Dorset has become used to is difficult to envisage.

Considering the impact of social distancing measures and the current position on mass gatherings, the organisers have reluctantly taken the decision to cease plans for running the event on 12th and 13th September 2020 in favour of moving to the familiar weekend of 10th and 11th July 2021.

Organiser Brian Cooper said, “in the interests of visitors, the tourist trade, sponsors and participants of the festival we have reluctantly taken this measure. We are pleased to say that Nyetimber and many of our other loyal sponsors have indicated their support for the 2021 festival. Without their support, the event would not have grown into such an iconic foodie spectacular”.

“Founded in 2008, the festival fits superbly well on Weymouth’s atmospheric Old Harbour and brings an estimated £2,000,000 into the local economy each year. The event supports the Fishermen’s Mission (over £80,000 raised to date), promotes the fishing industry and, of course, helps bring Weymouth seafood restaurants to the attention of many thousands of visitors”.

“We will be issuing regular press statements to both local and national press as well posting on our website www.dorsetseafood.co.uk and social channels”.

The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival raises funds for the Fishermen's Mission - the vital port of call for fishermen and their families.
Fishermen's Mission