The Harvest Gunnedah food festival has been postponed to the autumn of 2021 due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.
Gunnedah councillors voted at the June ordinary meeting to carry over $7,485 in funding for the event to the 2020/21 financial year to "coincide with the timing of the event delivery".
Festival working group member Kathryn Blinman said it "made sense" to move the funds and the date "in order to make it a really successful event".
"It's to ensure that there's more effective planning and that it's going to be a successful event for the town," she said.
"We're holding another meeting shortly to confirm details and then we'll go from there to lock in a date for 2021."
She said the event was being held to "stimulate tourism to the town", so border closures impacting travel was another detriment to the event's outcome.
Harvest Gunnedah will feature street food stalls, a produce market, live music and entertainment, children's entertainment, demonstrations from local growers, celebrity chefs and lots more.
People who are interested in helping out with the event in anyway can email email@example.com