Events cancelled in north Norfolk due to cornavirus

Burnham Deepdale spring market is among the events that have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Burnham Deepdale spring market is among the events that have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Events across the region are being cancelled as coronavirus takes hold.

Here are the events that have been cancelled in our area so far.

Major events

-Vintage Sixties Festival - Planned for Cromer Pier March 28-29, now postponed until 2020.

-The Big Norfolk Sausage Bash - Event in Aylsham Market Place on Sunday, May 10 has been postponed, with a new date yet to be announced.

-Deepdale Spring Market and North Norfolk Coast Hygge Fair - Was to take place March 27-29, but has been cancelled. Organisers said: “The event is all about touching and tasting product, so regardless of the number of sanitation stations, it will be impossible to guarantee against virus transmission.

“As a socially reasonable company we really don’t feel we can be the cause of further spreading.”

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-Folk on the Pier - Cromer festival May 8-10 has been cancelled for 2020.

-Mammoth Marathon - The race, which was due to take place on May 17, has been postponed to May 16 2021.

-Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair - May 16-17 event has been cancelled for 2020, but will return in 2021.

-Crab and Lobster Festival - The event that unites Cromer and Sheringham (was going to be on May 15-17 in 2020) and its associated art trail has been called off for this year.

-Potty Morris and Folk Festival - Sheringham event was to take place July 3-5, but has now been cancelled and will return in 2020.

-Worstead Festival - Was due to take place on July 25-26, but has been cancelled for this year.

-Cromer Festival - The popular festival, which was to culminate in Carnival Week from August 15-21, has been called off for 2020.

Theatre and shows

-Sheringham Little Theatre - The theatre said it had cancelled all shows until May 31.

-Wells Maltings - All events have been cancelled until further notice.

-Cromer Pier - All shows at the pier’s Pavilion Theatre have been cancelled until June 19.

-Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society - Their production of ‘9 to 5 The Musical’ scheduled for May 23 - 30 has been cancelled.

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Other events

-The Great Holt Bake Off - Baking contest was due to run from the end of March through April, but has now been called off until autumn.

-Norfolk Museums - County council-run museums including Cromer Museum have closed and cancelled all upcoming events until further notice.

-Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT), as well as closing its visitor centre at Cley and Salthouse Marshes, has cancelled upcoming events for March and April.

-The Cromer and District branch of the Royal British Legion has cancelled its April 6 meeting.


Public worship at Church of England churches has been suspended and events have been cancelled until further notice.

But churches including Cromer Parish Church will stay open 8.30am-5pm for private prayer.

A statement from the church said: “Cromer Church is in the process of exploring alternative means of sharing worship and will update you as soon as we can. In the meantime, we continue to pray for our friends, families and local community at this difficult time.”


-Parkruns have been cancelled until at least April. Runs in north Norfolk usually take place at Holkham, Sheringham and Blicking.

-Cromer Tennis and Squash Club has cancelled all events including quiz nights and its AGM and closed its facilities until further notice.

-Blickling Estate night run - Was to take place March 28, but has been cancelled.

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