Harvest festival canned

The South Coast Environment Society has cancelled this year's Heritage Harvest Festival. Photo: File

MINDFUL of the possibility of another Covid-19 alert level change occurring without warning, the South Coast Environment Society has reluctantly decided not to hold this year’s Heritage Harvest Festival, manager Robyn Guyton says.

“Our society are really sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause, but we hope people will understand why we have made this decision.

“We hope 2022 will see a change in the global situation, and we will be able to join together safely at the next Riverton Harvest Festival.”

Although the main festival has been cancelled, many of the interactive parts of the festival will be held online, with workshops and other harvest offerings at the end of the month.

It had been a really difficult decision to cancel the festival, but with the continual change in alert levels making planning difficult, her team did not want to “risk disappointing stallholders, tutors, our festival organisers, and our local community within days of the festival if Covid alert levels changed suddenly”, Mrs Guyton said.