Why did this happen ??
Since the beginning of the year we have more rain than "you could poke a stick at". Wingham and district suffered flooding and damage as much as any other town in the north-east of the State. In our correspondence with Council we were informed that due to the present condition of the grounds, NO events would be permitted and our application to run the Festival as usual was rejected.
This was a major disappointment to us as we finalised all of the preparations for the Festival just a week before.

So what could we do ??
There were only 2 choices we could arrive at:
1. Cancel the event completely or
2. Change the date.
Choice 1 did not appeal as it meant heartache all round. We had to consider the Pipe Bands and other performers, stall holders, dignitaries and their families, accommodation providers in the town and of course the safety and welfare of the public. This was a very hard decision to make but the Committee was unanimous.

And there it is.
We will be back! Our new date is
SATURDAY 3rd June 2023 Central Park, Wingham
make a note of it in your diary.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter and look forward to seeing you in 2023.
regards
John Lauder
BWSF Committee