2021 Q&A (last updated 7th September)

Q. Where is the new Migfest reception going to be?

A. We’ve moved venues from Westmere Farm for 2021 into North Field (the large field between Beacon Lane and Church Field) see Google Map link here. We’ll have the Migfest reception, stalls, and food based in a large marquee with camping, toilets and parking all in the same field. Talks will be held in the new clubhouse at Sandy Beaches Caravan site.

Q. What are the payment arrangements in the marquee?

A. Most stands will be cash only including reception and the food bar so please bring cash with you to site as the nearest cash point is a 20 min drive away in Withernsea.

Q. What time can I check in/register at reception on Friday?

A. Reception will be open for check in from 2pm on Friday and you can pitch your tent if camping after this, with food avaliable from 4pm

Q. Will food and drink be for sale throughout the weekend?

A. Yes food and drink is available from 4pm on Friday to 4pm on Sunday. It will be a relatively simple menu provided by the Spurn Ladies.

Q. Will there be vegan/vegetarian options avaliable througout the weekend?

A. Yes vegan & vegetarian options will be available.

Q. What food will be available instead of the Hog Roast?

A. We’ve changed the food options in 2021 and will not be doing a Hog Roast, instead we will be doing an ‘Old Fashioned’ BBQ, starting at c17:30 on the Saturday, with veggie and vegan options avaliable. Tickets for this can be purchased on the Friday evening and Saturday until midday at reception or on the Spurn Ladies Food Bar

Q. What facilities will there be for camping in North Field?

A. There will be portaloo toilets in the field, a supply of drinking water and plenty of space. There is no access to a hook up point for electricity, but campervans/motorhomes can pitch up here. If you want to bring your campervan/motorhome simply purchase camping tickets for the amount of people staying. We have tried to source showers but the cost to these has meant we are unable to provide them in North Field for 2021.

Q. Is accommodation available in the area if I want to stay overnight?

A. Yes accommodation is available but is quite limited near to Spurn itself. You will find some useful addresses here to assist you in finding accommodation.

Q. Who will be the guest speaker in 2021?

A. The guest speaker will be Killian Mullarney, fabled bird artist famous for illustrating large amounts of the Collins Bird Guide.

Q. Is transport available free of charge to travel to the various meeting points for walks etc?

A. Yes transport will be available throughout the weekend to take you to the meeting places.

Q. What time does the Spurn Migration Festival start? And what time can I pitch my tent on Friday?

A. The overall weekend event starts at 7.00pm on Friday evening, see here for a full programme of events.You can pitch your tent in North Field from 2pm on Friday.

Q. Do I have to be on site from 7am on Saturday/Sunday?

A. No you can arrive at any time throughout the day but the guided walks start at 7am.

Q. Where is the Saturday night lecture ticket?

A. The headline talk by Killian Mullarney, will be given twice on Saturday and Sunday around midday in the new clubhouse at Sandy Beaches. We won’t be selling tickets for this separatley with it included in weekend or day tickets.

Q. If I only buy a Saturday or Sunday ticket can I still access all the events?

A. Yes you can.

Q. Can I bring my dog with me?

A. If you bring your dog with you access to certain parts of the reserve will be restricted as dogs are not allowed from the Warren gate walking South.

Q. Will Tea and Coffee be free throughout the weekend as in previous years?

A. Yes.

Q. Will I get a refund if the event is cancelled?

A. In the event that Migfest 2021 has to be cancelled a full refund will be available, but you might also consider donating the ticket price to help fund the work of Spurn Bird Observatory.

Q. What COVID best practices will be in place at the event?

A. Although there are no official government regulations in place we will be encouraging mask wearing in the marquee and clubhouse for the talks as well as social distancing where possible.

Q. What are the prize draw prizes?

  1. A 2 week stay for 4 people at a luxury cottage in France
  2. A Single Guardian Lifetime Membership to Friends of Spurn (worth £450.00)
  3. A 1 night stay for 2 people at Westmere Farm
  4. BTO annual membership for 2 years
  5. An Alula designs T-shirt
  6. Swarovski optical cleaning kit
  7. A Weekend ticket for 2 people at the 2022 Spurn Migration Festival
  8. A copy of the book ‘The Birds of Spurn’ by Andy Roadhouse
  9. Yorkshire Coast Nature Seabird cruise in 2022
  10. Scilly Isles Pelagic evening pelagic in 2022

Migfest 2022 dates

04 October 2021

Dates for the 2022 festival announced!

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