Faversham Hop festival opened for business on Saturday and Sunday. People flocked to the festival to enjoy the great atmosphere.
Live music and entertainment was spread out across the centre of Faversham. Walking into Preston Street was a sea of people listening to the great bands playing live.
Also along the way were a variety of stalls along with the great aromas of cooking food, along with sweet treats.
In addition five stages played host to lots of bands playing their own live music for the appreciation of their audiences. The entire festival was good natured, filled with fun and laughter.
Preston Street was filled with people buying from a variety of stalls from sweets to savoury.
In addition the strong aroma of hops and a variety of beers and ciders added to the ambience.
Hearing the sounds of drums and violins as well as the accordian the Morris Dancers were working hard.
Reproducing their traditional rythmic steps and moves shows just how fit these dancers are.
Available was a huge variety of food on offer, particularly popular were the Hog Roast and barbeque.
Situated at the top of Preston Street Chef Stephen set up the Succulent Pig hog roast machine and prepared to cook. Chef arrived early to have the hog roasts ready, slowly cooking until cooked to perfection. Accompanying this were three varietys of the Butcher of Brogdale own sausages.
Served in a bun they were the perfect hog dog. Chef and his assistant were busy all day serving new customers as well as old friends from last year. Most popular was the hog roast roll with sage and onion stuffing.
The Hop Festival organisers had made sure that there was enough space for people to move freely. Visitors roamed around the festival as well as pausing to listen to the wide variety of music playing the music.b On the way their were a number of refueling stops with all the pubs welcoming people in for a top up. There was an opportunity for new performers to showcase their music to a very appreciative audience. In addition were the regular bands and singers with their dedicated followers waiting to dance and sing along to the music.
Visiting the Faversham Hop festival has become a must do on the annual calendar with Succulent Pig Hog Roast have been regular supporters. Visitors came by coach, by car and by rail or by foot and poured into the festival ready to enjoy themselves. Consequently stalls were busy selling products from face creams to writing your last will and testament. Noteworthy the hop twines were popular with lots of visitors walking with them twined around their heads. As well as the hops there were amazing hats once again popular with visitors, producing lots of smiles.
The wonderful event is well organised and safe, a credit to the security teams as well as to the organisers. Sad this one has ended but already looking forward to next year.