This year's Hop Festival takes place on
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
|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.|
|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!
We would like to thank Shepherd Neame and Swale Borough Council for their fantastic support for the festival.
See you in September 2017!
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 ...