Welcome to this year’s Hop Festival !
This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Hop Festival, and we will be celebrating it in style.
There will be the usual excellent selection of live music on our 3 stages, plus the Shepherd Neame stage, and the vibrant live music scene in the pubs around the town. We will also be featuring a wide range of Morris dancing, and other dance troupes.
The family fun area enters its 3rd year and will again provide entertainment and rides for our younger visitors.
There will be a large and varied selection of stalls, along with official Hop Festival merchandising stands, where you can get souvenirs of your visit.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR – as it is our Silver anniversary we will be featuring various exhibitions and activities celebrating the heritage of the hop industry in the Faversham area, which extends back over 800 years. We are also introducing our new mascot “Harry the Hop” who will feature in a number of the activities for our younger visitors. Our Festival Village at the Abbey School will also see development, providing music and entertainment for our camping community and others.
We would like to thank Shepherd Neame, who are once again our Festival partners, and who provide invaluable support to ensure the Festival provides the rich mix of entertainment for which it has become renowned.
Please look through the website at regular intervals as new information will be coming online all the time.
See you in September!