Faversham Hop festival 31st Aug-1st Sept
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.
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