Although the following news may not come as too much of a surprise, it is still with deep sadness that the Sunshine Coast Arts Council announces the cancellation of the 33rd Annual Hackett Park Arts and Craft Fair for August 15 and 16, 2020. With the uncertainty of the progression of COVID-19, and the fact that our wonderful event draws so many people to it, this difficult decision was made with the health and safety of our community in mind, as this is our top priority.
If you are a Vendor and you have paid your Booth Fee(s), these will be reimbursed in full to you by June 10, 2020. If you would like to keep your membership active with the SCAC, please let us know and we will not reimburse you for your membership fee. We would appreciate you remaining as a member, but understand that these are challenging financial times for all.
We sincerely appreciate the patience that has been shown to us while we have been gathering information and considering the consequences before arriving at this difficult decision.
We are grateful to the long-term support of our vendors, audiences, volunteers, public sector funders, sponsors and donors that have made the event an extraordinary success over the last 33 years. In particular we want to thank the Sunshine Coast community for their ongoing support for artists and artisans in our midst.
We are looking to the future and hope to be able to invite our community back to the 2021 edition. We will be in touch in the Fall with an update. In the meantime, we hope our community remains safe and healthy and connected during these challenging times.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.