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We hope you had a fun, enjoyable & memorable Hop Festival 2017 and look forward to welcoming you to Faversham next year!   

 

  The Hop Festival Fundraiser will be taking place on Saturday 3rd March 2018 in the Old Brewery Store at Shepherd Neame - more details and updated poster to follow! 
     

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 45000 festival-goers has a great time. In total, it costs £70000 to stage the Hop Festival each year. If each person attending donated just £1 we'd be well on our way to achieving that! 

Click here to donate: you can do this securely with PayPal, no account required. All proceeds go towards next year's Hop Festival - every penny counts! Thank you!

   

 

     
  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.  
     

 

Playing in Favesham    

Are you wondering what live music is playing during Hop Festival all around Faversham? Look no further! 

With huge thanks and massive respect once again to the wonderful Rob Coe and Playing In Faversham for his excellent hour by hour guide to everything that's on - download the most up to date running orders for the entire town here and here

Rob's great website is available throughout the year here and well worth a visit when planning to return to our wonderful town

     
 Hop Fest Fringe    

Returning for a 2nd year, a full programme of officially sanctioned alternative festival events are ready to tempt your senses. Big thanks to Jude and Ribs for putting this together! 

You can download the programme from here or here

 

     
     

 


We would like to thank Shepherd Neame, Swale Borough Council and Quinn Estates for their fantastic support for the festival.


  

 See you in September 2018! 

Faversham Hop Festival is pleased and proud to support a responsible drinking policy - please see www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts for more important details - enjoy the day, don't spoil the day ... 

 

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