Oktoberfest event cancelled amid coronavirus fears
PUBLISHED: 11:15 17 October 2020 | UPDATED: 13:49 19 October 2020
An Oktoberfest event due to take place in Suffolk has been blocked by the local council due to a rise in coronavirus cases.
The Oktoberfest event at Dullingham Polo Field was set to take place today, with more than 1,600 people registering their interest via Facebook.
However, council officials have has blocked organisers from letting the event go forward due to rising coronavirus infections across the county.
Organisers Deutschfest stressed the event would follow social distancing guidelines, with guests unable to leave their tables unless going to the toilet or going to smoke.
Posting on Facebook, a Deutschfest spokesman said organisers are devastated by the decision.
They said: “Our team have been frantically trying to secure a new location, contacting all of the venues in the area, but in the end the timescales just made it impossible to put things in place.
“We are so very sorry to cancel the event at such a late stage.
“Please can we ask that you kindly bear with us whilst we try to piece things together. We will release a full statement, ticket information and event details over the next few days.”
The company has not confirmed whether another Oktoberfest event due to take place in Bury St Edmunds on October 31 will still take place.
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