Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation in Sydney and the extension of the Greater Sydney lockdown, the 2021 Grape, Grain & Graze Festival has been cancelled.
Hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS), the festival was set to take place this weekend (August 7) and be the location for the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show awards ceremony. But RAS Wine Committee chair Sally Evans said that while it was disheartening to not be able to postpone the event, under current circumstances cancelling it was the only option.
“With the health and safety of our patrons being our number one priority and considering the uncertainty of what Government restrictions will look like in NSW post the current lockdown, the RAS has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Grape, Grain & Graze Festival.
“While we must focus on keeping our community safe at the moment, the RAS looks forward to opening our doors and welcoming guests to once again taste test the incredible variety of wines submitted into our annual KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show when we bring this rare event back to Sydney in 2022.”
The KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show and Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show will continue to go ahead as events closed to the public on the below dates:
KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show: 5 – 8 October 2021.
Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show: 15 September 2021.
2021 Grape, Grain & Graze Festival ticket holders have been contacted and the RAS is working to refund all tickets as soon as possible.
This is an edited version of a media release distributed by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.