Hastings Midsummer Fish Festival celebrates the local fishing fleet and the fish they catch..
Stade Open Space, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2017, 11am to 6pm
Enjoy a variety of delicious summer fish dishes from local restaurants along with a range of the best produce the area has to offer. Locally made wine will also be available, as well as a beer festival run by a local microbrewery, and the fishermen will be showcasing their skills and their catch.
There will be non-stop live music and entertainment, and cooking demos, craft and fish related activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re interested in having a stall at the festival, please get in touch through our contact page.
The Midsummer Fish Fest started in 2014 and has proved a hugely popular event, now in its fourth year. Originally it was funded by the European Fisheries Fund, through the Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), but that funding has now ended. To allow the festival to continue, we have introduced a small entrance charge of £1 in advance or £2 on the gate, for the whole weekend (under 18s go free).
- Belgian Café (sea deli sandwiches and local beer) www.thebelgiancafe.co.uk
- Café des Arts (coffee, cake and light lunches from this autism-friendly social enterprise) www.cafedesarts.co.uk
- Carr Taylor Vineyards (sparkling and still English wines and fruit juices) www.carr-taylor.co.uk
- Harbourne Vineyard (English wines grown in Tenterden) www.harbournevineyard.co.uk
- Jali Fine Dining Hastings (modern and classical Indian food) www.chatsworthhotel.com/jali
- Judges Bakery (quiches and rolls from this artisan bakery, featuring local fish) www.facebook.com/judgesbakery
- K&K Thai Catering(noodles and Thai finger food) www.facebook.com
- Mr B's (grilled fish and grilled halloumi with super salads and hot sauce)
- O'er The Moon Confection (traditional fudges and sweets) www.oer-the-moon.co.uk
- Olives R Good 4 U (delicious fresh olives flavoured with local herbs)twitter.com/olivesrgood4u
- Olly's Fish Shack (fish tacos, home made fish fingers and sweet potato fries) www.facebook.com/Ollysfishshack
- Red Lion (tasty paella made with local seafood)
- Rock A Nore Kitchen (Fods’ classic combination of calamari and cava) www.facebook.com/Rockanorekitchen
- Stratta ta (delicately flavoured oils and vinegars)www.stratta.org
- Thai House (samples from this popular St Leonards restaurant)
- Thunder Toffee Vodka (sample this sweet, smooth-tasting vodka) www.thundervodka.com
- Webbe’s (tapas-style samples of this popular fish restaurant’s menu) www.webbesrestaurants.co.uk
- Wild Dogz (huss ceviche, fish empanada and fish stew)
How to get here
The main routes to Hastings are the A21 (which is linked to the M25 providing a quick route from London) and the A259 coast road. For satnavs, use the postcode TN34 3AR.
The festival site is a 15 minute walk from Hastings station.
SatNav: TN34 3AR