Festivals

Throughout the year, our communities in Faversham, the Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne host a range of festivals and annual events for local people as well as visitors to the area. 

For smaller events don't forget to check the 'What's On' section of our website.

Faversham Hop Festival 31 August - 1 September 2019

The Faversham Hop Festival is an annual two-day, free, family event. Set against the backdrop of the medieval gem of Faversham town centre, this festival commemorates the golden days of hop-picking when families would come to Kent and pass the evenings with music and stories.

Dating back to 1990, the Faversham Hop Festival is the ideal atmosphere to evoke nostalgic memories, while encouraging families and friends to meet and enjoy a variety of free entertainment. It also encourages visitors to Faversham and thus helps to boost and sustain the local economy.

For more information as it is released please visit the official Faversham Hop Festival.

Faversham Literary Festival 21 - 24 February 2019

We hope you will join us again in February 2019. We have another exciting programme of events and activities planned for book lovers of all ages and persuasions, featuring author talks, discussions, creative workshops and spoken word events. Further information can be found on the festival website

Faversham Transport Weekend 18 - 19 May 2019

Faversham Transport Weekend takes place throughout the town centre. There are bus tours, exhibiting buses and large vehicles along with a market and live music on the Saturday. Hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles will be making an appearance on the Sunday as well as a funfair, live music, market stalls and other entertainment. Park & ride available. The event is free. A fun weekend for all the family. Follow the event Facebook page for the latest information.

Faversham Nautical Festival 6 - 7 July 2019

A fantastic weekend of nautical fun and frolics, see barges, smacks and other traditional boats at the head of the Creek. Plus nautical displays, stalls, food and drinks, as well as live music all on the Town Quay and the Front Brents. Book the date in your diary - full details available as soon as they are available, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page.

Brogdale Collections Seasonal Fruit Festivals

Brogdale Farm, home of the National Fruit Collection, hosts a range of seasonal festivals and events to celebrate the produce of the area including the Cider and Apple Festivals in August and October. For further information about the full range of events and activities at Brogdale Farm or to book tickets, go to the Brogdale Collections Website.

'A New Day Festival' at Mount Ephraim Gardens 2 - 4 August 2019

"The very best in 'Prog, Rock, Blues & Roots' - It's more than just a field, it's more than just a festival, it's a New Day!"  Find out more and get your early bird tickets on the 'A New Day Festival' website.

Faversham Food Festival 13 - 15 September 2019

This is the fifth festival which celebrates the fine food and drink produced locally - for the latest festival information go to the Faversham Food Festival Facebook page or website.

Isle Fest 25 - 26 May 2019 (New on the Isle of Sheppey for 2019)

Join us May bank holiday weekend 2019 with the country's biggest and best tribute bands and acts on the Isle of Sheppey. Whether it's our Adult only event on Saturday 25th May or our Family day event on Sunday 26th May it will be a weekend like no other with a massive line up of 8 tributes taking to the stage over the weekend. With full festival main stage, funfair rides and main attractions, face painters glitter tattoos a choice of food stalls, beer tents, craft and community stalls and a few surprises on the day. Check out the event website for more information and tickets.

Sheppey Promenade Festival 

Organised by the Sheppey Promenade Group based at Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities, for 2019 events and activities please visit the Sheppey Promenade website or the Sheppey Promenade Facebook page.

The Harty Country Fayre will be held opposite the church at Harty in conjunction with the church's annual Flower Festival. A traditional country fayre in the beautiful hamlet of Harty, the Harty Country Fayre is a free day out for all the family. With lovely handmade things to see, buy and eat, a falconry display and lots of wildlife and walks, the festival is buzzing with an array of stimulation for the senses and fabulous scenery to enjoy.