A POPULAR seafood event in Swanage has been forced to cancel its two-day event. 

The Swanage Fish and Food Festival has been cancelled due to the upcoming weather hitting the coast this weekend.

The weekend includes events such as foraging master classes, crabbing competitions, sea shanties, and mouth-watering seafood to enjoy.

A spokesperson for the festival said: ‘It is with great sadness that we have had to cancel the Fish & Food Festival 2024 due to extreme weather conditions.’

“We are totally committed to holding a successful and safe festival for all and believe that going ahead this weekend would put this in jeopardy.

“We wish to thank everyone who has booked a stall, generously sponsored us, agreeing to be part of the demo chef team, all of our wonderful volunteers, everyone who has promoted us in every medium, all businesses who have dressed a window and donated raffle prizes.

“We couldn’t do this without you all and we are so lucky to have you in the fish & food family.

“We will be back, watch this space.”

The event has been an annual celebration in Swanage since its debut in 2015.

The festival was due to take place on June 15 and 16.