Hebden Bridge will not see another food and drink festival in the immediate future after organisers had to pull out due to time commitments.
The festival, which debuted in October 2012 and then returned in April 2013, was due to return on the last weekend of October but that plan has now been vetoed .
There will, however, be a market run by Calderdale Markets on October 26 and 27.
And organisers Jason Elliott and Amy Leader haven’t ruled out the event returning in the future and said they would let “the right person” take over the running of the event.
In a joint statement, Amy and Jason said: “Regrettably, we have decided to cancel the event for the immediate future as both of us, as the unpaid organisers, have far too much on our plates (excuse the pun) with other commitments to be able to devote the necessary amount of time to the project.
“At such time as we decide to run the event again, rest assured, you will be amongst the first to hear about it.
“We thank you for your interest and your support and wish you the very best.”
Jason continued: “Where we are is that we’re not able to do it this year.
“If the right person was to come along who wanted to run it then we’d look at that.
“But at the moment it’s well and truly on ice until such a time as the pair of us have got the time to do it.
“Neither myself or Amy are involved in the food or hostelry business.
“We have nothing to gain frm this in any shape or form.
“We don’t get paid and as far as we’re concerned it’s completely in our rights to put it on ice.
“Therefore it would have to be the right person if we were to pass it on to someone else. We would rather it be off than put in the hands of the wrong person.”
As part of the festival, Amy and Jason have worked with many groups including, but not limited to, Calderdale Markets, Intoto Kitchens, Calder Food Hub, Hebden Bridge Community Association, Hebden Royd Town Council, Hebden Bridge Rotary Club, Pennine Signs, and the Pot Stop.