2021 Q&A (last updated 19th July)
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 COVID best practices will be in place at the event?
A. We will be following the latest Government guidelines to ensure the event is COVID safe.
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. 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 the BBQ will be for sale on the day with none sold before that.
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. 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 infamous for illustrating large amounts of the Collins Bird Guide.
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.
Q. When will I receive my tickets for access to the event?
A. Your tickets will be posted to you in August, together with a welcome pack.
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. 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. Will Tea and Coffee be free throughout the weekend as in previous years?
Q. What time does the Spurn Migration Festival start?
A. The overall weekend event starts at 7.00pm on Friday evening and we will be releasing the full festival programme in the next few days.
Q. Do I have to be on site from 7am?
A. No you can arrive at any time throughout the day but the guided walks start at 7am.
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