Midsummer Fish Festival proves a sizzling success

The Midsummer Fish Festival enjoyed two days of glorious sunny weather at the weekend.

Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 3:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 3:19 pm

The Festival, now in its fifth year, was set up to promote Hastings’ Fishing Fleet and local produce.

There was real feel-good factor on the Stade as people sampled seafood dishes, sipped wine and locally brewed real ales and listened to live music over the two day event.

There were a number of activities, such as cooking demonstrations, craft activities for the children, a demonstration of net mending and free face painting.

The festival was opened, on Saturday morning, by Hastings Mayor Nigel Sinden and attended by MP Amber Rudd, who commented: “It is always a pleasure to enjoy our local festivals, particularly on such a beautiful day. It is also fantastic to see so many local businesses out to celebrate the identity of our town.

“We are privileged to live in an area with such a full calendar of festivals and with such a vibrant community spirit. I look forward to continuing to attend our local festivities and celebrating our town’s culture.”

Deputy Hastings Leader Kim Forward said: “The Midsummer Fish Festival was introduced by Hastings Borough Council after the success of the Seafood and Wine Festival and Herring Fair and is part of a summer of great events on the Stade.

“It’s a celebration of local seasonal fish, food and drink producers, and great live music.”

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