Passionate about produce and fervent about food?
The Faversham Food Festival was set up by volunteers with a passion for local produce. Now in its third year, the three-day festival brings lip-smacking treats, entertainment and activities to the heart of the town. It kicks off on Friday, September 16.
Friday night is fish night. At 1pm, fish freshly-landed in Faversham by Bluey Walpole of Hollowshore Fisheries, will arrive at the Town Quay on Conduit Street to be welcomed by the mayor. Then, from 6.30pm until dusk there will be a fish supper on the quayside and live music from 7.30pm.
On the Saturday, the traditional Charter Market will be boosted by the Best of Faversham traders and food stalls, with tastings and demonstrations.
If you’re looking for something to wash all the food down with, why not explore the beers and pubs of Faversham on an Ale Trail on the Saturday and Sunday? For £5 per person, get your souvenir tasting glass and tastings of 12 ales.
There will also be stalls at St Mary of Charity church, with tea and cakes and at the Abbey Physic Community Garden on Saturday afternoon there will be live jazz from Trio de Romance plus a teddy bears’ picnic.
The Faversham Creek Hotel will be joining in with Champagne tasting on Sunday at 4pm. It will be introduced by Dan O’Donaghue of Andromeda Boru, with five different champagnes to be sampled, all from the top Grand Cru villages. Tickets are £25 each.
Also on offer will be mini fish and chips with mushy peas or macaroni cheese at the Phoenix Tavern on Saturday, September 17, when Faversham and Mid Kent MP Helen Whately will present the 2016 Local Food Hero award at 8.30pm.
Tickets are £4 per person.
For details and tickets visit favershamcreekhotel.co.uk, thephoenixtavernfaversham.co.uk or call 01795 533535.
The Faversham Food Festival runs from Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18.
For details go to www.favershamfoodfestival.co.uk