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A Message from Janet DeNeefe: UFF20 Official Postponement Statement

Posted: 06 March 2020 Category: Blog

Due to the current worldwide concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone the Ubud Food Festival 2020 (UFF) until 26-28 June 2020. The safety and health of our Festival-goers, speakers, vendors, staff, volunteers and people of Ubud is our top priority.


As an important part of the Ubud community and Indonesia’s overall culinary scene, UFF has a responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the community stays safe and healthy. With a large Festival gathering, we might not have the capacity to ensure this. With travelers now being advised not to travel to Bali, this is also jeopardizing our sustainability.


UFF20 is now scheduled for 26-28 June 2020. We are optimistic that by then, government and community efforts will have effectively prevented the spread of COVID-19. UFF can then present the long-awaited culinary Festival in a safe, comfortable and healthy way.

We are overwhelmed by the support from participating chefs and speakers over our decision and we are grateful for the kind offers to assist with this change. We would never do anything that could potentially cause harm to our community. We’ll continue to follow the news surrounding this topic to ensure we present a safe and fun Festival. We trust that given the current situation, which is continuously evolving, everyone involved will understand our decision.


Ubud, 6 March 2020


Janet DeNeefe

Ubud Food Festival Festival Founder & Director