Like those early travellers found in the Canterbury Tales, there is a wealth of rich stories to uncover in Swale. From small community events to seasonal festivals, there’s a story to be told every week across the towns of Faversham, the Isle of Sheppey, Sittingbourne and surrounding villages.
Get out and about on the unrivalled marshes on the Isle of Sheppey for instance, or join in on the huge range of outdoor events which include guided walks, fairs and music festivals. Catch a show in Sheerness’ The Criterion Music Hall, the Avenue Theatre in Sittingbourne or The Arden Theatre in Faversham. Enjoy the colour and flamboyance of a carnival parade or spark your curiosity with one of the many lectures, art exhibitions or live performances.
Loyal foodies will love the range of food and drink events that are forever taking place at venues like Macknades Fine Foods and Shepherd Neame's Old Brewery Store, ensuring there’s always something good to eat and new tastes to explore. There’s also a host of seasonal events to celebrate the biggest holidays of the year, such as Guy Fawkes Night, Christmas, New Year, Easter and Valentine’s Day. With so much going on during these periods, these are the ideal times to treat a loved one to a welcome break away.
Note: Many Swale residents and visitors make for the Kent County Show each year at the Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF. The 2019 Show will be held on Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July and has something for the whole family. Open from 8am to 6pm every day, the Show is a wonderful day out with plenty of displays, entertainment and local food. With over 400 exhibitors and trade stands and over 300 competitions, activities and displays.For more information about the Kent County Show please contact: 01622 630975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website for tickets at www.kentshowground.co.uk
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