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Faversham Carnival

Faversham Carnival

Come along and support the towns annual Carnival, there will be an illuminated procession, marching bands, community and school entries plus visiting carnival queens from all over Kent and further afield. There will be the crowning of Miss Faversham and live entertainment during the afternoon. For more information visit:

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Event Date: 14th October 2017

Contact: favershamcarnival@sherwoods.fsnet.co.uk

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Faversham Christmas Lights Switch on

Faversham Christmas Lights Switch on

The ancient town of Faversham, known as the "Market Town of Kings", with its wonderful overhanging buildings, spectacular Market place and ancient Guildhall, all take on a completely different look at Christmas time.

From the last Saturday in November until 6th January each festive season the streets are zigzagged with several miles of cables carrying thousand's of brightly coloured bulbs, shop fronts are adorned with seasonal features and illuminated Christmas trees. The centrepiece each year is the market place with a huge tree dominating the square and strings of lights reaching from it in every direction.

Event Date: 25th November 2017

Contact: favershamchristmaslights@gmail.com

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Christmas Lights Night Food Market

Christmas Lights Night Food Market

We are excited to be holding our fourth Night Food Market in conjunction with the switch on of the Faversham Community Christmas Lights.

The evening will kick off at 5pm with the switch on the fabulous Faversham Christmas lights by Father Christmas and friends, then 6pm, the night market will start with plenty of delicious local food and drinks to choose from and entertainment galore!

Don’t forget to wrap up warm so you can enjoy the festivities all evening in comfort! Blankets are recommended if you aren’t dancing!

Event Date: 25th November 2017

Contact: info@favershammarket.org

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Christmas Market - 1

Christmas Market - 1

The first of our special Christmas markets, taking place in the heart of Faversham's town centre. Packed full of locally produced food, drink and gift stalls, so you can get all your shopping done in one go! With carols, music and entertainment galore, a fantastic family market.

Event Date: 26th November 2017

Contact: info@favershammarket.org

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Christmas Market - 2

Christmas Market - 2

The second of our special Christmas markets, taking place in the heart of Faversham's town centre. Packed full of locally produced food, drink and gift stalls, so you can get all your shopping done in one go! With carols, music and entertainment galore, a fantastic family market.

Event Date: 10th December 2017

Contact: info@favershammarket.org

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Christmas Market - 3

Christmas Market - 3

The last of our special Christmas market, taking place in the heart of Faversham's town centre. Packed full of locally produced food, drink and gift stalls, so you can get all your last minute shopping done in one go!

Event Date: 17th December 2017

Contact: info@favershammarket.org

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Faversham Hat Festival  -  Another brilliant Hat Festival, keep a look out for our 2018 event

Faversham Hat Festival - Another brilliant Hat Festival, keep a look out for our 2018 event

The third Faversham Hat Festival. A celebration of hats through the arts, encouraging community involvement and promoting tourism. Hat making, parade, stalls, activities, prizes and much more.

Event Date: 15th April 2017

Contact: rtc.rachel@yahoo.co.uk

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St Georges Day Car Rally  - Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to lack of entrants.

St Georges Day Car Rally - Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to lack of entrants.

This will be the first St George’s Day classic rally and will hopefully provide drivers with the opportunity to get their vehicles out of winter hibernation and get them ready for the season. We are planning on a thirty to forty vehicle, eighty mile run with a single pit-stop and an end of rally buffet meal.

Event Date: 23rd April 2017

Contact: graham.a.adshead@gmail.com

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Faversham Doggy Day  -  Sorry, you've missed this fantastic day but keep an eye out for news of our 2018 event

Faversham Doggy Day - Sorry, you've missed this fantastic day but keep an eye out for news of our 2018 event

On Sunday April 30th we will be holding our fourth Faversham Charter Market Doggy Day in association with Happy Endings Rescue and The Dog Ate It Gourmet Dog Treats. Previous Doggy Days have been so popular that this year for the first time it will be a dedicated special event on a Sunday rather than part of the Saturday Market. A celebration of all things doggy we will be hosting a fun dog show with our friends at Happy Endings Rescue - classes include Cutest Couple (one must be a dog) and Best Sausage Eater (sausages from award winning local butchers Baldys) - and will be joined on the market by dog related businesses and charities and, we hope, all those dogs that hang out in Faversham and beyond.

Event Date: 30th April 2017

Contact: thedogateitbaker@yahoo.co.uk

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Faversham Transport Weekend - Back again in 2018, eyes peeled for dates!

Faversham Transport Weekend - Back again in 2018, eyes peeled for dates!

Travel Through Time is Faversham’s magical weekend-long transport event, embracing all forms of historic vehicles. Music, entertainment, stalls, food, market.

Event Date: 13th and 14th May 2017

Contact: debs@faversham.org

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Faversham Morris Ale - We'll see them dancing again in 2018!

Faversham Morris Ale - We'll see them dancing again in 2018!

The Faversham Morris Ale is an annual event which takes place on the first weekend in June. It is simply a gathering of traditional dancers, celebrating their traditions and having fun in the streets of Faversham. We are grateful to Faversham Markets for providing the structure within which our event can flourish.

Event Date: 3rd and 4th June 2017

Contact: ernie@eandmw.com

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A Midsummer Nights Feast - One of our favourite Faversham events! Keep a look out for our 2018 event

A Midsummer Nights Feast - One of our favourite Faversham events! Keep a look out for our 2018 event

Join us for a magical night market with food and drink supplied by local producers, local craft stalls and music from local bands and dj’s. There will be chairs and tables to eat at, fairy lights for when it gets dark and, if the previous night market is anything to go by, a great night had by all. Traders will include The Kent Cider Company, MightyFineThings, Eve’s Vegetarian Pantry, Margate Smokehouse, Whitstable Larder, Stour Valley Game and more.

Event Date: 24th June 2017

Contact: info@favershammarket.org

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Faversham Classic Car Rally - Toot, toot! See you again in 2018!

Faversham Classic Car Rally - Toot, toot! See you again in 2018!

The inaugural Faversham Classic Car Rally started with fifty five vehicles covering a wide range of both classic and modern sport cars. We had vehicles from across the South East including London, Sussex, Essex, Berkshire, and Cambridgeshire. It was a sight not previously seen in the town with four columns of cars on the grid awaiting the start.

Event Date: 16th July 2017

Contact: graham.a.adshead@gmail.com

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Faversham Nautical Festival - Back along the creek in 2018!

Faversham Nautical Festival - Back along the creek in 2018!

Residents and visitors can see the many beautiful and mainly traditional vessels that have been invited to moor in the upper regions of the Creek over the weekend There will be Thames Sailing Barges, Dutch Barges, tugs, smacks and many smaller boats. The vessels will be ‘dressed overall’ which makes a colourful display, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to see inside these historic vessels and to understand how the large coastal barges were designed to ‘shoot the bridges’ with just a man and a boy as crew. See a short video on Find Us/Media page.

Event Date: 22nd & 23 July 2017

Contact: pecard@btconnect.com

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Faversham Safari - After another successful year, we're looking forward to seeing this one again in 2018!

Faversham Safari - After another successful year, we're looking forward to seeing this one again in 2018!

The Safari is a wonderful opportunity to get to know neighbours, have a de-cluttter and raise money for the Creek Trust, from the comfort of your front garden or garage - A multi household garage sale!

A great event that brings the whole of Faversham to life and the community together, all for a good cause.

Houses around Faversham will register with the Safari by donating £5 to the Creek Trust. Seller locations and what they will be selling will be displayed on the Safari website & Facebook!

A Safari map will be available a week prior to the event from Barley Mow (and other locations to be announced) for £1 to cover costs or alternatively, you can print for free via our web site. It won't be hard to spot those taking part - seek out their 'Safari Here!" signs on display in windows around Faversham!

For further information, visit the website!

Event Date: 6th August 2017

Contact: faversham_safari@hotmail.com

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Faversham Hop Festival - Back again in 2018!

Faversham Hop Festival - Back again in 2018!

Faversham Hop Festival is a fun packed weekend for all the family, with music, entertainment for all ages, shopping, local food and of course beer! There will be a special celebration of the hop industry in Faversham and a new mascot 'Harry the Hop'. Not to be missed!

Event Date: 2nd and 3rd September 2017

Contact: TBA

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Faversham Food Festival - 2018 dates coming soon!

Faversham Food Festival - 2018 dates coming soon!

Faversham Food Festival - celebrating locally grown fruit and food. Market, activities, music, entertainment.

Event Date: 16th and 17th September 2017

Contact: favershamff@gmail.com