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Tauranga food show canned for this year

The food show attracts thousands of people each year. File photo/SunLive.

The Seriously Good Food Show for 2020 is being cancelled.

Bay Events says it is with “great regret” they announce the cancellation of the popular show.

After an initial postponement and hopes putting on a successful and viable event, latest developments in the COVID-19 situation and lockdown levels, means the show is no longer able to move forward. 

An exhibition requires significant forward investment from organisers, suppliers and exhibitors, and cannot proceed with confidence and in good faith while the situation remains so changeable. 

“Cancelling a show is not something we take lightly,” says Dana McCurdy, Managing Director at Bay Events. 

“We have been touched by the outpouring of support.  Our priority has always been the health and safety of all event visitors, exhibitors and staff.”

With the motto of ‘buy local, support Kiwi made’, the Seriously Good Food Show has kept the 2020 exhibitor list on their website to encourage the public to browse their offerings online and find something new and tasty.

“The team at Bay Events lives and works in the community that we cater to,” says Dana.  “We see the positive effect our shows have on the local economy, and we are now putting our full efforts into our next show – the Tauranga Home Show on October 16, 17, 18. 

“It’ll be election weekend, so we hope while people are out and about voting, that they come over to the show and support New Zealand businesses!”

The next Seriously Good Food Show will now be taking place on June 26 and 27, 2021.

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