Sat01Sep2018Sun02Sep20189:00 amFaversham Hop Festival, Faversham, Kent, ME13 3AW
Faversham Hop Festival - 1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Faversham Hop Festival
1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Over the festival weekend we have over 60 bands and performers providing 70 hours of live music across 5 stages and entertainment via the 15 sides showcasing Morris and dance. Our 40 volunteers work over 600 hours in the lead up to and during the event, making sure that every one of the 40000 festival-goers has a great time. In total, it costs nearly £70000 to stage the Hop Festival each year. Did you know that if each person attending donated just £1 we'd be well on our way to achieving that?
Faverham Hop Festival is a not for profit organisation so if you think that all that entertainment is worth the price of a cuppa then please help us maintain this great festival.
Set in the beautiful medieval heart of Faversham, this lively and popular event recalls the traditional festivities associated with the hop harvest and celebrates the town’s unrivalled hop heritage. Now one of the largest free street festivals in the south east, the event boasts plenty to see and do throughout the weekend with entertainment including live music on 5 stages, arts & crafts, Morris Dancers, street performers and processions.
In addition, we have the Hop Blessing and a traditional parade through the town. There are also special tours of Shepherd Neame - Britain’s oldest brewer, a home of the hop exhibition in The Old Brewery Store, a traditional funfair and family area plus a street market full of stalls and a fantastic array of Kentish food and drink – including beer produced in the town, local cider and Kentish apple juice.