As a consequence of the government’s decision on 23rd March, the Skelton Show Horticultural and Agricultural Society has now no choice but to cancel this year’s show due to take place on Saturday 4th July 2020 despite the committee’s optimism and stoical attitude to try to carry on.
Colin Atkinson, Show Chairman said: “As a committee, normally we worry about whether the rain will ‘stop play’ but this year in these unprecedented times the decision to go ahead is now no longer an option and out of our hands. We know our traditional agricultural show is a highlight of the year for many people, including our exhibitors and traders, but our enthusiasm won’t be permanently dampened – we are already working on the 2021 show which will be held on Saturday 3rd July. We look forward to seeing you all next year.”
On a commercial note, trade stands already booked have the option of rolling their fee forward to 2021 or asking for a refund. Due to the current situation, refunds will only be made by BACS transfer and anyone requiring a refund should contact our Treasurer, Charlotte Pollock. We hope that our members and sponsors will permit us to keep their payment to offset losses this year but fully understand if a refund is required and the same process will apply.
On behalf of the Skelton Show society, Colin adds: “Please stay safe, heed all the government advice and look after yourself and your loved ones.”
For further information contact Charlotte on email: [email protected].