Following its success in 2017, the Lymington Seafood Festival is gearing up for a weekend of gastronomic delights with over 85 local artisan producers attending this year’s event. With its stunning Solent backdrop, Bath Road Park will host the free two-day festival which takes place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August. Organisers are also delighted to announce their support for Sail 4 Cancer, this year’s festival charity.
An estimated 15,000 people attended last August and with an even greater array of seafood stalls set to attend, combined with live music, local gin’s, award winning English sparkling wine Exton Park Vineyard and celebrating their 40th anniversary is Ringwood Brewery who will also be the main event sponsor. Plus, the festival will host many of the region’s leading chefs in the demonstration kitchen.
Led by The Jetty’s Chef Patron Alex Aitken, who will be joined by over fourteen talented chefs including Matt Tomkinson from the Montagu Arms and Chewton Glen’s Luke Matthews. Also appearing in the demo kitchen will be 2016 Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire.
“We’ve worked really hard to attract a fantastic line up of chefs, along with some of the best artisan food and drink producers from across Hampshire and Dorset. With over 85 stands, we’re likely to see more than 250 different dishes including lobster mac n’cheese, scallops, cockle popcorn, soft shell crab, shrimp burgers, oysters…..the list goes on! Plus, we have retained a great selection of art and craft stands for that all important bit of shopping.”
Domine Nowell of Lighthouse Marketing is the Event Director and is best equipped to tell you what will be happening over the weekend. Here’s what she had to say in about this wonderful 2 day event:
“We were overwhelmed by the response for last years event, as were many of our stallholders who were selling out late on Saturday afternoon and having to prep more food overnight to be ready for Sunday! It was great to hear so many of the stands doing a roaring trade but it’s also really important to support our festival charity, which this year is Sail 4 Cancer who provide sailing restbite breaks for families affected by cancer.”
The Festival has also received a boost from craft brewery Ringwood who are confirmed as the main sponsor. With additional support from Exton Park Vineyard, Chewton Glen, Premier Fish, Lymington Harbour Commission, New Forest Cottages and Spencers Estate Agency. Event organisers Lighthouse Marketing will also be working in close partnership with Go New Forest to help promote the festival and work to showcase the New Forest as one of the UK’s leading holiday destinations.
Parking for 700 vehicles is available at Woodside Park.
For more information and to keep updated, visit www.lymingtonseafoodfestival.co.uk or you can follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages @lymingtonseafoodfestival.
If you would like to know more about Sail 4 Cancer and the amazing work they do, visit https://www.sail4cancer.org/
Here is the full Press Release for the event: