Stratford Hall announced the difficult decision to cancel its annual Wine & Oyster Festival, scheduled for September 19 & 20, 2020, due to the ongoing pandemic. Based on current public health information and state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the two-day festival cannot move forward as planned. The 18th-century historic site will continue to offer on-site tours and grounds passes as well as present virtual events and experiences and offer new digital content throughout 2020.
Stratford Hall President John Bacon said, “It was with great regret that we made this decision. The Wine & Oyster Festival is a signature event at Stratford Hall and brings together the local and regional community of vineyards, oyster growers, breweries, artisans and musicians. While we are disappointed to not present the two-day experience we were planning for the 2020 festival, we know this decision is necessary to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community. Since we reopened at the end of June, we have enjoyed welcoming visitors back onsite and we look forward to continuing to provide innovative and engaging opportunities to experience all that Stratford Hall has to offer.”