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 5 + 6 September 2020

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.

Swale Pride Parade & Festival - Faversham - Sunday 25 August 2019

Please come help support the LGBTQ+ community to promote inclusion and diversity in Swale, with starting at 12 noon, followed by the festival at Faversham Football Club until 10pm.

Faversham Fringe - Faversham’s very own performing arts festival August 24th - 30th 2019

Faversham Fringe is a festival featuring all genres of the performing arts including theatre, comedy, magic, mentalism, dance, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, improv and hypnotism.

The fourth Faversham Fringe Festival takes place in various venues in the historic town of Faversham, please see the website for full details, programme and tickets: favershamfringe.co.uk

'A New Day Festival' at Mount Ephraim Gardens 28 - 30 August 2020

"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.

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.

Faversham Beer Festival - 2020 Date To Be Confirmed

Faversham Beer Festival is a small not for profit independent beer and music festival located on Faversham Town Football Club. The aim of this event is to provide charitable funds to support local sporting activities. Faversham being home to the UK’s oldest brewer, it knows a thing or two about beer, so what a better place to have a beer festival. 

Faversham Literary Festival 19 - 23 February 2020

We hope you will join us again in February 2020. 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 Festival of Transport 16 + 17 May 2020

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.

Faversham Nautical Festival July 2020 To Be Confirmed

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.

'Party in the Park' - Sittingbourne Music Festival -  June 2020 To Be Confirmed

This year Party In The Park hosts its biggest music festival yet! 

Isle Fest 18 + 19 July 2020 on the Isle of Sheppey

After an amazing weekend in 2019 we are delighted to announce Isle Fest 2020. With full festival stage, live music on the main stage with the UK's biggest and best tribute acts, a choice of food stalls, beer tents, ice creams, face painting, glitter tattoo's, side shows, amusements and fun fair rides, plus special surprise guests - its a jam packed 2 days for families and grown ups alike. Tickets are limited and will be on sale soon for 2020. We will be releasing a limited number of early bird tickets for both days to make a saving before they go to sale online.

Sheppey Promenade Festival Saturday 

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.