Taste buds may be tingling in Chatham this weekend as the Chatham Maritime Food and Drink Festival returns for the bank vacation weekend.
Now in its sixth year, the pageant might be held on the riverside at St Mary’s Island from Saturday, May 25 to Bank Holiday Monday.
There’ll be a packed line-up of delicious Kentish foods and drinks manufacturers, live music on the bandstand and Dragon Boat racing.
Festival goers may be in a position to walk alongside the riverside while they take their choose from extra than forty neighborhood artisan and award-prevailing Kentish foods and drinks producers.
Last 12 months, extra than £15,000 turned into raised for some of charities, both at domestic and abroad.
“There are such a lot of scrumptious things to sample, a lot of them award-prevailing and without a doubt local as they’re grown and made in Kent,” says organiser Vic Hazell, of the Event Umbrella.
The waterside bandstand will host 19 nearby acts over the weekend, with folk to rock, u . S . A . To jazz. Performers include Medway Lindy Hoppers’ resident band, The Spittin’ Feathers, people singer songwriter Jonica Love and the Peninsula Big Band.
Also featured will be Cloud Nine Jazz, folks band The Old Country Crows, blues duo Brendan Power and Joe Jones, Ramsgate-based county institution John Doggeral & the Bad Poets and The Cream Crackered Band, which specialises in rock ‘n’ roll tunes.
The spotlight of the Sunday might be the Dragon Boat races organised by means of Medway Sunlight Rotary.
In addition to the meals, drink and song, children and households will have lots to do, along with a amusing fair and ferris wheel, plus a dedicated kids’ place, face painting and craft tent.
The dragon boats aren’t the only floating sights – the tugs Kent and Barking may be on display, thanks to the South Eastern Tugs Society. Sponsors of the event include Wards Estate Agents and the Universities at Medway, Persimmons, Medway Sunlight Rotary, Gavin Jones and Nurture.
There is loose entry to the pageant, which runs from 10am to 6pm every day.
There may be free parking on the University of Kent’s Medway campus, and the quay, however not on St Mary’s Island.