We Love Hythe Life Food Festival August 2018


It’s fast becoming that time of year again, when the diaries are out planning much anticipated summer activities. The Hythe Life team has, for the third year, been busy behind the scenes planning the next epic food event of the year. Is it in your calendar yet?

The August bank holiday has definitely become something to look forward to, and this year will be no different. If it is an early coffee, smoothie or breakfast you are looking for, we have it, setting you up to plan the rest of your meals around our ever-tempting artisan food stalls. Catching up with old friends, getting together with family for a picnic, (or a maybe even a date!), we’ve got the perfect setting. You can sit and enjoy the amazing backdrop of Hythe sloping up the hill from the cricket ground, lap up the atmosphere and hopefully the sun will still have its hat on. Or maybe it is something for lunch, a snack or even a romantic dinner under the late summer skies that you are looking for, we can assure you that the varieties are endless.

There are many producers showing off their awe inspiring food, chefs demonstrating their highly tuned culinary skills and musicians playing to crowds of people trying local ales & ciders, Pimms, Prosecco and cocktails until late into the afternoon.

The festival also has live entertainment for people to enjoy and participate in, children’s play areas, and designated hay bale picnic areas for those moments when you want to sit and take it all in: there really is something for everyone.

The past two years have been incredible and the success has been down to the support of the people of Hythe and its surrounding areas. This has been complimented by the fact that the people of Shepway are gastronomic foodies, so where better to satisfy those taste buds than joining us for an explosion of flavours and aromas, from savoury to sweet!

The reputation of the Hythe food festival has grown and people now come from far and wide to visit, wanting to be part of this reputable event, which has helped to put Hythe clearly on the map. From a travel and tourism aspect this has a great knock-on effect for the other great things Hythe has to offer; the beach, Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, great pubs and of course our High Street, all becoming ‘places to return to’ for many festival visitors. The festival has also created numerous fund raising opportunities so that the local community can grow together and supports local initiatives and this year we aim to surpass our previous donations.

Make sure you look out for our festival brochure on event days, featuring a full events' line-up, which will be free to all festival-goers. We hope that this ensures you don't miss out on your favourite acts, demos and events! We'll also be publishing the schedule and exhibitor list on our website and throughout social media – so don't forget to follow us...

...We Love Hythe Life Food Fest 2018 - See you there!

We'd love to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer at this year's event. Whether you'd prefer to be backstage or front-of-house, there's a job to suit everyone's skills: we're keen to involve as many local people as possible. Do get in touch if you think you can spare the time to join our happy team!

Just get in touch with us via email or by phone...

festival@hythelife.org.uk 07881 783 677