Festivals

Throughout the year, our communities in Faversham, the Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne organise a range of festivals for local people as well as visitors to the area. Here you can find out a little more about the main festivals and get a flavour of the annual events.

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

Faversham Hop Festival 1 - 2 September 2018

The Faversham Hop Festival is an annual two-day, free, family event and will be held on Saturday and Sunday September 1st and 2nd in 2018. 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 Food Festival 14 - 16 September 2018

This is the fourth 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 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 3 - 5 August 2018

"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.

Sheppey Promenade Festival 21 - 29 July 2018

Organised by the Sheppey Promenade Group based at Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities, The Sheppey Promenade Festival is returning this month to the Isle of Sheppey. It will open with a Band Concert on Saturday 21 July and climax with a Parade on 28 July. This year's theme is 'Women in WWI coupled with Womens Suffrage'. Information about the festival as it develops will be available at Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities in Sheerness. For more information regarding the Sheppey Promenade Festival, 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. For more information please visit Harty Country Fayre.

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.