THIS YEARS PICTURES !!!
This years pictures are now up courtesy of Area-51 Photography. You'll find them in our "Gallery", so why not take a moment out and have a browse - you never know, you may well be there enshrined for posterity. Thanks now ...
The Faversham Hop Festival is an annual two-day family event with free entry. Held on the 1st weekend with a day of September in it, we set out to commemorate the golden days of hop-picking when families would come to Kent and pass the evenings with music and stories (if they weren't too exhasuted from a day in the fields). The festival is organised and run by volunteers, and all of the content on these web pages has been supplied by those volunteers and you - the visitors and participants in our community event. Please take some time to look through the pages presented, many of which have been created by the performing artists and businesses themselves. Look out for links (some of them are hidden - try clicking on band and beer names for instance) - they may well lead to treats like food offers and free music.
To see what the festival is all about, go to the gallery and click on the movie we had made (thanks to RVP Video in Ospringe).
HOLD THE PAPERS !!!
A number of press articles state we need money or the festival will fail. Whilst true, what we actually need more than a straight handout is for a group of angels to underwrite our shortfall. With the festival assured, the hard work to be put in by all the volunteers that contribute will not be in vain, and we can continue with our own efforts to make the festival self-sustaining by 2016.
To Ben Croucher of BBC Radio Kent and Jo Earle of KMFM - roving reporters extraordinaire we thank you for helping spread the word.
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Also, the festival always needs volunteers, and this year we've worked hard to define specific tasks and timings. Please click on the "Volunteers" image at the bottom of the page to see what needs doing. If there is something you can do to help, click the item to send us an email and let us know. This page continually changes as roles are filled or become vacant, so please check back often.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CAME
Quite simply put, to everyone that attended, to all the volunteers that helped, to all the businesses that sponsored us (see the Information pages to support the businesses that supported your entertainment) - thankyou from Faversham Hop Festival Ltd and the people of Faversham - you made our event and we look forward to being able to do it all again with your continued support. Please don't forget to visit this web site regularly, we have much to offer and there is much you can do to help with just a click of your mouse.
Pictures from the weekend are continually drip fed into the site, so please check out the gallery from time to time PLUS of course we have a new movie in there to whet your appetites if you've never been before.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@hopfestival) for timely updates ...
2013 was fantastic - great bands, great stalls, great dance spots for morris and other performers and the continued success of the Family Entertainment Area with the magic shows, Punch and Judy, circus workshops, trampolines, fun house and the "Faversham Eye" big wheel plus "Baby Eye" mini-wheel (so youngsters of all ages are catered for). How did you enjoy the new West Street Acoustic Stage ? Let us know using the Feedback link at the top of each page - we're hopefully doing the same in 2014 so watch this space for more news as it unfolds ...
We've also been able to allocate a volunteer to the task of monitoring emails sent through general "Contact Us" links at the bottom of each page, but don't forget that for specific areas its still best to login to the web site and seek the right contact point for a faster answer ... See you all again September 6th and 7th 2014 :)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT !
We always need help from volunteers to act as a Steward or Marshall ... its a simple and fun job, and takes very little to get involved. For more information, click the image below or email
and join in with the many others who're keeping the festival alive and well for generations to come.