We have spent the past few months risk assessing the Dickensian Festival along with government guidelines and are sad to announce that under current circumstances we are unable to go ahead as usual. The Festival attracts around 20,000 visitors to the town, much more than current regulations will allow and live performances, bands and stages would not be safely viable in the space available to us.


The Dickensian Festival will be cancelled for 2020 but we intend to return bigger and better than ever in 2021.


The committee are looking at ways of supporting our town traders and stallholders in other, smaller ways this year and hope that everyone will understand how difficult this year has been for them and continue to support by shopping local.


Michelle Scrogham

Ulverston Dickensian Festival