Saturday September 17th

a busy day throughout  the town !

Faversham’s regular market is supplemented by a host of food stalls and tastings, demonstrations, and talks throughout the town.

New for 2016 is the Ale Trail for those who appreciate fine ales.

12.00 noon – 6.00 pm – Twelve pubs and stalls are offering samples of their favourite beers at the Festival, and your task is to visit them all and decide which beer deserves to be voted Ale of the Festival. Joining the Trail costs only £5 per person – you will get to visit some great pubs and taste some fine ales. The samples are free (approximately one-sixth of a pint each), as long as you have the special Ale Trail glass and the Ale Trailcard to be stamped and signed.What’s not to like ?

Details of all 12 locations and ales will be confirmed shortly – but, so far, we have:

The Phoenix Tavern – Timothy Taylor Landlord
Faversham Creek Hotel – Boutilliers’ Smoked Oatmeal Stout
Boutilliers Brewery, Macknade – Boutilliers’ Single Hop WaimeaPale Ale
The Vaults – an ale from Mad Cat Brewery (TBC)
also included in the Trail, with ales TBC – Furlongs; The Ship Inn, Ospringe; The Elephant; The Bear Inn; The Market Inn; The Anchor … Turnstone Ales will have a stall in town

3.00pm to 4.00pm – Teddy Bears Picnic!
Tesco invites each Teddy and its owner, with accompanying parent(s), to Abbey Physic Community Garden for the Faversham Food Festival Teddy Bears Picnic!

7.30 pm – Local Food Hero Award will be presented at the Faversham Food Festival celebration supper in the garden of The Phoenix Tavern in Abbey Street.
£4.00 per person – includes a popular supper of mini fish & chips and mushy peas or macaroni cheese

8.30 pm – presentation of the Award by Faversham & Mid Kent MP, Helen Whately – who will be this year’s Local Food Hero ?

More details will be added here as the organising progresses.