The Gascoyne Food Council leadership team has been monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its spread since it first made news.
The Council is keeping abreast of latest developments and will communicate to our stakeholder groups as information becomes available. However, the uncertainty around the ability to travel makes it difficult to plan in any certainty for the 2020 event.
The Council has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Gascoyne Food Festival, the most respectful action in this time of great uncertainty. The Council extends its thanks to our Board, Food Festival planning group, volunteers, producers, contractors, event holders, sponsors and government agencies and the many people who planned on making the Gascoyne their food destination in 2020. No tickets have been issued for the 2020 events.
The Gascoyne remains a key food bowl for Western Australia. Our pastoral rangelands beef, lamb and goat, world class seafood and fresh fruit and vegetables are more important than ever in the diets of our fellow West Australians as we deal with this Pandemic.
The Committee will use this time to continue to work with our producers, and share their stories of the wonderful food produced in the Gascoyne.
Chair of the Gascoyne Food Council Paul Kelly said “We ask that all West Australians continue to support our local producers, and Buy West Eat Best wherever possible to support West Australian food production, WA jobs and ensuring our Food Security”
“We are committed to continuing with our incredible Gascoyne Food Festival and plan for a bigger and better event for 2021”