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2020 Flavours of Mudgee event dates confirmed for September 26

The Flavours of Mudgee street festival is one of the region's biggest yearly events, photo by Simone Kurtz.
The Flavours of Mudgee street festival is one of the region's biggest yearly events, photo by Simone Kurtz.

At their May meeting the Mid Western Regional Council approved the temporary suspension of alcohol-free zone Market Street and Church Street, for Flavours of Mudgee 2020.

Two dates were nominated in order to provide a back-up to account for the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event is the culmination of the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival and sees the Mudgee CBD filled to give visitors and locals the chance to experience local wine, food and produce in a street party atmosphere.

Council voted unanimously to suspend the alcohol-free zone for the nominated locations for the hours of 4-9pm on Saturday, September 26.

Should Flavours not proceed then, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the hours of 5-10pm on the alternative date of Saturday, November 21, have also been approved.

If the second date is used the times would be moved back an hour to accommodate daylight savings time.

But before that, next week's easing of regional travel restrictions should also enable people to once again sample the "flavours" of the region.

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