2003 was a difficult year. Funding bids went in late and we did not attract all the grants that we had hoped. However, in a very positive display of community spirit and lots of self-help, the festival was even bigger and better than before. We had two marquees and added poetry readings. Some of the planned elements of the festival had to be cancelled because of the lack of funding.
In spite of the difficulties we attracted a lot of people, continued the tradition and even made a very small surplus.