This September, Devon and Cornwall will be hosting family-friendly maritime events, promoting sustainability and the sea…
Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival
When: 1st – 2nd September 2018
Where: Ilfracombe, Devon
What is it?
Enjoy a maritime themed weekend in Devon with the Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival. The free festival takes place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September with themed music, activities and entertainment.
The festival will feature wildlife and porpoise watching, pirates, a sandcastle competition, mermaid tales, pavement art, Punch and Judy, face painting, craft stalls, fishing competitions and seafood.
Live music will include shanty bands, rock, folk and blues, from the likes of Anchors Aweigh, The Liqidators and Sound of the Sirens.
More info: seailfracombe.co.uk and www.facebook.com/SeaIlfracombe
Lobster and Crab Feast
When: 2nd September 2018, 10am – 5pm
Where: The harbour, Clovelly, North Devon
£: Admission to the village costs £7.50 for adults, £4.50 for children and £20 for a family. Children under 7 years go free
What is it?
Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs, sustainably caught by its fishermen, with an annual family event.
Visitors can choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay or at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant. There’ll be chef cookery demonstrations and tasters by Sanjay Kumar from the award-winning mobile cooking school, ‘School of Cornish Sardines’. Felicity Sylvester from ‘Sustainable Fish Education’ will be offering recipes and information, as well as performing lobster hypnotism.
There’ll be live music all day including sea shanties and folk music by the Barnacle Buoys, Harbottle & Jonas and Westerley 5 or 6. There will also be craft stalls, withy pot demos by Sue Morgan, a Clovelly lobster fishing exhibition, and beer tastings.
Children’s entertainment will include street theatre, walkabout magic, balloon modelling and event-themed games and craft activities.
The event is in aid of the National Lobster Hatchery, who will be exhibiting some of their baby lobsters prior to and after their release into Clovelly Bay. Anyone can adopt a lobster for just £4, to help pay for their baby lobsters to be raised and then released.
More info: www.clovelly.co.uk/events/lobster-and-crab-feast
Newquay Fish Festival
When: 7th – 9th September 2018
Where: The harbour, Newquay, Cornwall
What is it?
Newquay’s festival will take place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September with live music, food, beer and activities.
Over the weekend there will be face painting by Newquay Zoo, and a Pop Up Museum showcasing Newquay Harbour’s history, courtesy of Newquay Old Cornwall Society.
There will also be local produce, craft and charity stalls, special appearances, the Withy Pot Man, the Newquay Town Crier, a crabbing competition and fishing demonstrations.
For children there will be an art competition courtesy of Newquay Society of Artists, as well as activities and games.
More info: www.newquayfishfestival.co.uk and www.facebook.com/Newquay-Fish-Festival