FISHGUARD’S popular Autumn Festival will not run this year, due to a lack of funding, its organisers have confirmed.

The festival was started in 2011 by Fishguard and District Round Table and in its six years has grown in popularity and success.

Last year’s event was a celebration of local food, drink, culture and entertainment and included sell-out events, fantastic fireworks and a record-breaking cawl crawl.

The five day festival included an artisan market, a progressive supper, a Songs from the Musicals show at Theatr Gwaun, a family fun afternoon, fantastic fireworks and fire jugglers and Fishguard's famous cawl crawl.

In the past the event has received support from Stena Line, CSE Hire, RLH Architects and Pembrokeshire County Council.

However, Round Table Chairman, Gwil Evans, said the event was becoming increasingly difficult to fund.

“After much deliberation, Fishguard & District Round Table has made the tough decision to not continue the running of Fishguards Autumn Festival,” he said.

“This has not been an easy decision for us to make due to the festival’s popularity but in recent years it has become increasingly difficult to fund the event.

“Without funding, Round Table is unable to sustain the festival alone and we felt that for that reason it was no longer viable going forward.”

Several events that took place during the festival will continue to run during the half term week.

Round Table’s Cawl Crawl’ now entering its tenth year will take place on October 28. A Magic of the Musicals show will run in Theatr Gwaun on October 27,28,29 and 30. The Ladies Circles Progressive Supper is also set to take place.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the festival, organised an event or provided sponsorship over the years,” said Gwil. “You’ve helped to make the festival a very special event indeed.”