Faversham Nautical Festival
22 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Arriving by boat the unique spire of St Mary's Church beckons you from across the marshes to come and enjoy the fifth annual Faversham Nautical Festival and to delight in Faversham's nautical heritage.
Residents and visitors can see the many beautiful, and mainly traditional vessels that will be moored in the upper regions of Faversham Creek. Some will be alongside the quays and jetty, while others lie at anchor. There will be Thames Sailing Barges, Dutch Barges, tugs, smacks, gaffers and many other big and small boats. The vessels will be ‘dressed overall’ making a colourful display and some owners may invite you on board.
On the Town Quay, there is the Sea Cadets’ medieval warehouse TS Hazard. There will be information stalls, exhibitions, the music stand, a bar-b-cue and a beer tent. This will be the place to socialize, relax and enjoy listening to the many live musicians who will play shanties and other traditional music throughout both days. Visitors can delight in a walk along the unspoilt creek winding through beautiful fields, saltings and interesting boatyards out to the Swale while observing the wild life on the creek. Alternatively they can enjoy a walk around our interesting and historic town along with a visit to the Fleur de Lis museum.
On the Front Brents, on the opposite side of the Creek, there will be many stalls of various kinds. For children there will a bouncy castle, ice creams face painting and many more entertainments for young people.