Those with a craving for finger-licking chicken and refreshing beer will have to wait even longer.

Perth's inaugural Chicken and Beer Festival, which was postponed in April due to a snap shutdown, has been rescheduled because to the severe rain anticipated for this weekend.

The festival's organisers revealed the news on social media, saying they were "working around the clock" to secure a new date and relocate from Market Square in Subiaco to a weather-proof location.

“Can lightning strike twice? It seems so in our case,” the organisers wrote on Instagram.

“Due to the heavy rain forecasted for Saturday and Sunday, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Chicken and Beer Festival once again.

“We believe this is the right decision and in the best interest of all our patrons, vendors and partners. As we are now clearly in the rain season, we will also be relocating the event to a suitable new venue/location with a large indoor space.

“We are working around the clock with various stakeholders to finalise the details of the new venue/location and the rescheduled date for the Chicken and Beer Festival.”

Organisers said they “appreciate everyone’s support and patience” and hoped everyone would hold onto to their ticket for the new dates.

“If you are unable to, a refund option will be available,” they said.

“All the new details will be released as soon as we are able to finalise details, we are hoping to have everything locked in to announce by latest this Friday.“We are deeply sorry that is has happened again and incredibly determined to deliver this event to Perth, all be it in a new venue. Stay tuned.”

When the festival eventually comes back, foodies will be able to sample everything from Korean fried chicken to Indonesian, Indian, Brazilian, and Jamaican cuisines.

Satchmo and Baolicious, two Perth favourites, will prepare fresh dishes for event attendees.

Beer lovers can look forward to a wide selection of 60 beers by breweries including Pirate Life, Little Creatures, Fat Bull, Whalebone, Good Drinks and Mountain Goat.

May 19, 2021
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