Storm Callum leads to cancellation of some events at potato festival

This was the media launch last month of the potato festival but now events have had to be cancelled because of Storm Callum.

STORM Callum has led to the cancellation of some events due to be held as part of the Randox Northern Ireland Potato Festival on the north coast.

Michael McKillop, Chairperson, Randox Northern Ireland Potato Festival, said on Friday: “It is with much regret that, after taking advice, I and the festival committee have taken the decision to cancel tomorrow’s event, The Randox Northern Ireland Potato Festival (Saturday 13th October 2018).

“The weather conditions overnight and today have left the building of marquees safely, near impossible.

“I and the committee are very disappointed and offer our apologies for any inconvenience, but as always, safety is paramount.

“The scheduled events at the Causeway Hotel this evening (Friday 12th October) 7pm-9pm and the National Trust Open Day at the Giant’s Causeway tomorrow are still going ahead.

“The committee will work hard to organise another date.”

The festival is a celebration of world-renowned potato breeder John Clarke, and also gives people a chance to sample the delights of the agri-food industry. It is now in its sixth year.




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