A huge thanks from all of us to everyone that came in 2014, especially those that popped a pound in a collecting bucket, camped or parked at the festival village, bought a wristband, programme or something from our merchandising stall. We need all the funding we can raise to keep this great festival going and put something back into the community.
We would love to see you again this year so please come and enjoy the fun but if you don't know how good Faversham Hop Festival really is or need convincing, take a look below ...
With over 50 bands, dance acts, fairground, street parades and performances, circus workshops, punch and judy shows, magic shows and nearly 60 trading stalls in the streets, we hope you felt you had value for your money.
All profits from our online merchandise goes into running the festival, so please take a moment to browse the shop for gifts and mementoes available all year round.
NEW FOR 2015 – in line with our principle of continuous improvement, we are very happy to announce the Central Stage and associated zone. Sponsored by Southeastern, close to the heart of the festival area and closer to the heart of its origins, we feature a variety of traditional entertainment with an international feel including music, dance (and dance workshops), stalls and more.
Set in an area set to grow from year to year, we're making this a window to the past reflecting how original hopping families might celebrate the last day of their working holiday in the fields of Kent before going back to the East End and city life. Easy to find right next to the fun fair and enhanced family fun area, look out for our mascot “Harry the Hop” who features once again in a number of the activities for our younger visitors including the Harry The Hop Activity Tent, this year staffed and sponsored by Family Homes Estate Agents. Our Festival Village at the Abbey School will once again provide music and entertainment for our camping community as we continue to develop the twin themes of tradition and inheritance.
We would like to thank Shepherd Neame, who are once again our main Festival partners, and who provide invaluable support helping us deliver the rich mix of entertainment for which the festival has become renowned. We would also like to welcome key supporters Southeastern, Wetherspoons and Dominoes Pizza whose support and financial input allows us to keep this important festival free to those attending.
Please look through the website at regular intervals as new information will be coming online all the time.
See you in September 2015!
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 ...