Statement in relation to Moynalty Steam Threshing 8th August 2021

Statement in relation to Moynalty Steam Threshing 8th August 2021

Moynalty Steam Threshing Committee have come to the difficult decision not to proceed with our Steam Threshing Show that was planned for August 8th this year. For what the show has evolved into it requires months of preparation, with the uncertainty of what numbers of people would be allowed to gather in August along with the safety of our attendees, it is a regrettable but necessary  decision to come to. It is heartbreaking for the committee to have to cancel the show for the second year in a row but with the safety of everyone involved, and to make sure we can run our event in 2022 it is a decision we could not wait any longer in making. Moynalty Steam Threshing Committee will now be determined more then ever to make our 2022 festival on the 14th of August the best yet, with all the activities and demonstrations that our valued attendees have come to enjoy, plus lots more of new displays in the works. However, we are currently in talks with Government Departments to try and obtain clarity on public numbers with plans to host a different type of event on August 8th 2021. If successful we will be hosting a ticket only event with limited numbers, on the basis it would be safe for the public to attend. This will be a one-off event and will not be replacing the “Steam Threshing”. We shall be releasing more information in the coming weeks. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support in 2020/21 and hope that we can see each other together again on the 14th of August 2022.

Stay Safe,

Moynalty Steam Threshing Committee.