ELK 2020

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ELK 2020

Post by Stuart » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:45 pm

With all the cancellations so far this year, I just had a look at the ELK website. The general feeling is that September is a long way off and things might have got back to normal by then but it will be a case of watching the website for any fresh info. It's nice to something a bit optimistic these days.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:17 pm

I was thinking the same Stuart we may still have a show or sales event later in the year and ELK is always the one to look forward to, but for now lets all keep safe and well.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Tina » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:23 pm

When we were getting off the ferry at Dunkirk last year there was a sign saying ' phytosanitary check' ( or something similar), did anyone else spot this ?, it has us a little worried incase we are stopped coming back as we were told about French Police accosting Brits with plants being threatened with havung your car & plants confiscated or pay a fine.
we were wondering about the hull to zeebrugge ferry but its very expensive (£340)
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Stuart » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:26 am

Belgian cafes and restaurants look to be reopening from 8th June, I've not heard of any problems with bringing plants back, I came back through France last month and had the Customs dog have a quick sniff in the van which was clearly full of plants but no problems or request for plant passports which I had ready if needed.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Stuart » Thu May 07, 2020 11:14 am

Sadly, ELK cancelled this year.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Tina » Thu May 07, 2020 3:46 pm

I knew it might happen but I'm traumatised :duh: , its the highlight of my year.
Most if not all my C & S shopping is done this weekend, 2020 ughh bring on 2021
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Aiko » Thu May 07, 2020 10:02 pm

I am not counting on any fair to go through up here. I reckon the MSG event in Banstead in October and other events in the UK will also be canceled.

Of course some fairs might be pushed forward to winter. But then again, many don't want to buy or sell plants in winter (for whatever reason). I would not mind myself, though. I would prefer winter.

Up here there is just one succulent fair that has not been cancelled but currently open to be rescheduled later in the year. It was supposed to happen early April. Let's see if that one will happen eventually. All others have been cancelled. One that is supposed to happen in August each year is still on the calender. For now.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Aiko » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:36 pm

Aiko wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:02 pm
It was supposed to happen early April. Let's see if that one will happen eventually.
It did not.

Reading back, funny how some of us (including me) were anticipating things might be better again in the autumn. By now I doubt there will be a fair in spring. Usually the ELK has a new date set at least a year before it should take place. But I don't see a date mentioned on www.elkcactus.eu just yet.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by majcka » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:53 pm

Aiko wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:36 pm
But I don't see a date mentioned on www.elkcactus.eu just yet.
What do you mean you don't see a date mentioned just yet??? It says:

"We look forward to meeting you again next year, from Friday 10 till 12 September 2021. In the meantime, we wish you a beautiful summer, enjoy your plants and stay healthy!"

Isn't that it? :?: :?:
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Aiko » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:18 pm

Then I totally overlooked that!


(Usually it is more prominent, though...)
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