Faversham Food Festival
15 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
The third Faversham Food Festival provides an opportunity for people to enjoy and celebrate what Faversham has to offer as part of the 'East Kent Triangle'. Back in 2009 Elizabeth Carter, editor of The Good Food Guide and her contributors identified an area of excellence know as the East Kent Triangle' - Faversham, Whitstable and Canterbury. It features fishmongers, cheesemakers and markets to rival those of Ludlow - the Shropshire town that a decade ago became the epicentre of British gastronomy due to its galaxy of Michelin stars.
Friday 15 September on Town Quay
The focus is on fish, freshly landed in the heart of Faversham adjacent to the old fish market by Bluey Walpole of Hollowshore Fisheries. Friday night is Fish Night from 6.30pm until dusk.
Saturday 16 September throughout out the town
Faversham's regular market is supplemented with the Best of Faversham and a host of food stalls and tastings, demonstrations, and talks throughout the town. The Ale Trail for those who appreciate fine ales will be repeated at a cost of £5 per person and includes a souvenir Ale Trail tasting glass and tastings of 12 fine ales for you to vote on. Full details and ticket information can be found via the festival website.
Beyond the church, down a leafy walkway is the Abbey Physic Community Garden, where on Saturday afternoon there will be live music and a Teddy Bears' Picnic.
Sunday 17 September throughout the town
A Celebration of Faversham Oysters and our local produce - from 10am there will be food stalls, tastings, demonstrations and talks throughout the town with the Market Place and Preston Street filled with producers and food specialists. At 10.30am Harvest Festival in St Mary of Charity will enable all to celebrate earth's bounty. Sunday will also feature the 'Sausage Trail', the second day of the 'Ale Trail' and 'TasteFaversham' (a programme of talks and demonstrations in the Alexander Centre).