First day of Feast Hinckley cancelled

Published Thursday, 08 August 2019

The first day of Feast Hinckley, the free entry food and drink festival that was due to take place on Saturday (10 August) has been cancelled due to severe weather conditions forecast for Saturday.

The free entry event, organised by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, will still take place as planned on Sunday 11 August in Argents Mead, Hinckley.

Organiser on behalf of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, John Coward, said:

We have been watching the weather forecast for this weekend closely, hoping that the forecast of severe weather will change, but this morning the Met Office upgraded the weather warning for Saturday to yellow with strong winds expected during the day, it left us with no choice but to cancel Saturday’s event. With thousands of people expected to descend on Argents Mead this weekend and with marquees and cooking equipment around, we can’t run the risk of anyone being hurt.

Fortunately, Sunday’s weather forecast is good so Feast will go ahead as planned on Sunday 11 August, with the event extended to run from 10am until 6pm. Parking is free in all council-run car parks on Sunday so we hope everyone who planned to come along on Saturday will join us on Sunday instead.

The organisers and the vendors alike are all absolutely devastated, especially after all of the work we have all put into organising it; we apologise to everyone for the disappointment this will cause.

The free to enter food and drink festival will feature vendors offering a range of national and international cuisine, live music and a 120ft giant inflatable assault course sponsored by Hinckley BID.

Other highlights will include local radio station Fosse 107, face painting, bungee trampolines, mini-bikers, further entertainment and more.