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We are looking forward to welcoming you to Faversham Hop Festival 2019.  Why not stay in Faversham this year? Our campsite booking page will open soon so please check back regularly!  

 

     

Over the festival weekend we have over 60 bands and performers providing 70 hours of live music across 5 stages. There is entertainment and dance via the 15 sides showcasing Morris and other styles. Our volunteers are vital to the success of the festival and 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 £70,000+ to stage the event 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.

Click the button below to donate: you can do this securely with PayPal, no account required. All proceeds go towards this year's Hop Festival with any surplus donated to local community groups - 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 from his site.

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

     

 


We would like to thank Shepherd Neame, Swale Borough Council and Candy Rock Events for their fantastic support for the festival.

 


  

 See you in September 2019! 

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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