Hastings Herring Fair returns

Published on by Iara Kaiser (author), Chloe Garnham (author)


Hastings Fishery (photo: Chloe Garnham)
Hastings Fishery

The popular Herring Fair in Hastings returns yet again to the old towns’  centre this month.

Organised by Hastings Borough Council and funded by Fisheries Local Action Group, the fish festival at the Stade Open Space in the Old Town will be taking place on two consecutive days starting on October 31st at 11am until 4am and finishing November 1st at 11am until 4.30pm.

Returning for the fourth year, the fair follows on from the massively successful Seafood and Wine Festival in September.

The council’s deputy leader Cllr Kim Forward has said the aim of the festival is “to promote the local herring industry and showcase the herring which is so versatile and abundant at this time of year”.

The event, which is completely free of charge, will be offering an array of cooking demonstrations as well as combining local food stalls, beers, wines and a display of the many fascinating ways the herring can be prepared.

Additionally, performances by the RX Shantymen on Saturday 31 from 11.15am - 11.45am and Hastings Shanty Singers on Sunday 1 from 11.15am - 11.45am. Other love acts include The Salts, Now and Then and Jiggery Pokery will be offered to those interested. 

Acclaimed local band Sugar Loaf will also make an appearance in the community on the final day of the Festival with lively barn dances from 3pm-4:30pm.


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