Faversham Food Festival

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2020 Faversham Food Festival


WOW … where to start ?

As you know, Faversham Food Festival won’t be happening this year, but we wanted to offer the foodie community of Faversham and environs the opportunity to participate in keeping the Festival alive … hence our asking you to participate in the one element we are able to operate this year … nominations for Faversham Food Hero.

Thank you everyone who took the time to nominate your own local heroes … There have been scores of nominations with several heroes being nominated multiple times.

There’s absolutely no doubt that our local producers and suppliers really stepped up to the mark during the current crisis, meeting the challenges head-on and going above and beyond the call of duty – keeping our communities fed and watered, with smiles to accompany their offerings and deliveries.

So, this year the Faversham Food Festival will not make an individual award. Rather, we want to acknowledge and thank all the local nominees for keeping us going.

All of the businesses below were nominated at least once, and we list them all here, in no particular order – each and every one is a food hero – thank you !

Salt and Spice & Peel and Pips   

Macknade Fine Foods                                   

Hollowshore Fisheries

Mighty Fine Things & Wasted Kitchen    

Jeannette’s Bakery        

California Cravings                                          


Delightful Pizza

Papa Bianco

The Carriage Restaurant                                              

Nice Buns                                           

MB Food Hall    

Corinne’s Creative Kitchen

The Three Mariners

Wild Bread Bakehouse

The Kent Cider Company

D H Simmons

Richard’s Plants

edible culture

Mallards Farm

Heaven & Earth

Judd’s Folly

S.W. Doughty

The Yard

And as we all begin to enjoy a gradual easing of restrictions, we ask that you please continue to shop local and support our local heroes … hopefully the Faversham Food Festival will be back in full swing in 2021.

Stay safe everyone.

2019 Competition Results

Ale Trail – winner Boutilliers, runners-up Turnstone
Sausage Trail – people’s choice – Macknade Fine Foods
Sausage Trail – expert’s choice – Snoad Farm (also this year’s Food Hero!)
Oysters 3 ways – Salman Momen – 3 uncooked Asian delights
Cake Competition – Lesley’s lovely greenery of vegetables. garden & orchard

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners, all runners-up and all participants … judging was a challenge !

The Faversham Food Festival brings together community groups, food producers, retailers, restaurants and cafes to share our enjoyment of local food and beverage with fellow residents and guests. 

This a community festival where various groups organise separate special events over the three days of the festival – if you’re interested in organising an event during the festival please please get in touch with us

Download poster and programme

Ale Trail  Sausage Trail  Cake Competition 
Taste Faversham Food Hero and Celebration Meal

Friday 13th September 
Louise, Hollowshore Fishery’s trawler, will moor on Town Green beside TS Hazard at 13:00 and sell fresh fish for a couple of hours.  Louise then stays to be part of the Fish Night. 

18:30 – 22:00 Fish Night on Town Quay with Hollowshore Fisheries, with fresh barbecued fish, some food stalls, beer and wine, live music and some guests in medieval costume. Friday Fish Night is one of the highlights of the festival. 


CAMRA is organising this year’s ale trail. There will 8 ales in the trail available from 13:00 on Friday 13th  to 14:00 on Sunday 15th when the voting closes. 

Ale Trail


Saturday 14th September – Festival events in the Abbey Physic Community Garden and Pudding Tasting and a Medieval Food Fayre at St Mary of Charity Church, as well as the regular Charter Market in the Market Place. 
Festival Cake Competition with Jane Beedle 

Saturday 19:00 2019 Faversham Food Hero presentation and meal at the Carriage Restaurant in the Railway 

Sunday 15th September – a Special Festival Charter Market with a Medieval Food Fayre and a Drinks Pavilion in the Alexander Centre. And in the Abbey Physic Community Garden the Sausage and Ale Trail vegan and vegetarian dishes, cream teas and herbal teas.


The organisers are all passionate volunteers. Their only reward is the pleasure of seeing people enjoy local Faversham food and drink and the success of the businesses and groups which take part each year.

Kent is The Garden of England and is known throughout the world for the quality of its produce. Faversham and the area around it is at the heart of this.

The annual FREE TO VISIT Faversham Food Festival takes place over the course of three days each year. It is an inclusive community festival for local people and our visitors: a celebration of the remarkable richness of our food and drink. Events past and future include the now-famous Faversham Sausage Trail and Faversham Ale Trail, Fish Night on the Quay, various competitions including Oyster Cooking and Baking. 

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