IMPORTANT NEWS FOR DRIVERS!!! The M20 Motorway will shut between junctions 1 and 4 coast-bound and 4 and 2 London-bound from 8pm Friday 2nd and remain closed until 6am Monday 5th September.
STOP PRESS!!! Please be aware that parking in Faversham town centre will be virtually impossible during Hop Festival weekend, so we would strongly recommend that you use the park and ride facility at the Abbey school.
Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, the round-the-town hopper bus will not be operating this year. However, the park & ride service from the Abbey School to the town centre will be running from 9.30am - 5.30pm on both days.
All bands, acts & Morris dancing stage times now available to view & Download for free! For information about the music and dance programme please go to the Music & Entertainment pages. Click here...
We are very excited about our Central area, including the Hoppers market, central stage, children’s entertainment, and the fun fair. The Hopper’s market will feature a large number of stalls, some great food offerings, and a fully stocked bar including a wide range of real ales. The children’s entertainment will feature some firm favourites like Punch and Judy, magic shows and a whole lot more. The fun fair will be bigger and better than ever, and the entertainment on the stage is set to be exceptional this year, featuring festival favourites Sur les Docks on Saturday 3rd at 1pm.
We will again feature 2 parades this year, one on Saturday at 11.30 and 10.30 on the Sunday which will culminate at the parish church.
A new feature this year will be the festival fringe which will include a whole host of additional entertainment outside the core festival offering.
We would like to thank Shepherd Neame and Swale Borough Council for their fantastic support for the festival, and also to the Kent Messenger group for their support as media partner.
See you in September 2016!
Faversham Hop Festival is pleased and proud to support a responsible drinking policy - please see www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts for more important details - enjoy the day, don't spoil the day ...