Newlyn Fish Festival – August Bank Holiday Monday
We’re still finalising lots of details for 2017, the 28th annual Newlyn Fish Festival. Rest assured, it will once again be one of the biggest and best celebrations of the sea, seafood and fishing in the country.
Fish cookery demonstrations, fish display, crab picking demonstrations, two music stages, luggers in the harbour, trawlers racing, gigs sprinting, children’s rides, entertainment and education, lots of fabulous food to enjoy plus art & craft stalls to explore.
In it’s history Newlyn Fish Festival has donated £265,000 to The Fishermen’s Mission for the benefit of Cornish Fishermen who are constantly at risk from the elements to land fish for our plates. From the 2016 event alone we donated £15,000 to The Mission plus gratuities to local youth groups.
The Eve of the Festival : Sunday 27th August
Sunday evening before the festival brings our fishing community together to formally acknowledge what the work of the festival’s patron, the Fishermen’s Mission, is all about – serving the needs fishermen be they physical, mental or financial in the event of accident, infirmity or misfortune.
6:45pm: Join the festival crew on Newlyn Green as they gather together with Fishermen’s Mission staff to lay the Newlyn Fish Festival wreath of remembrance at the feet of ‘Tom”, the memorial to all those fishermen lost at sea.
7:00pm: The Fishermen’s Mission will host their traditional ‘Blessing of the Fleet’ and remembrance service in the marquee in the harbour.
8:00pm: Last Night of the Cornish Proms
Sunday evening sees The Centre on Chywoone Hill host the Last Night of the Cornish Proms – a celebration of Cornish songs with this year’s details to follow. Enjoy all this with a pasty and cuppa all included in the £6 entrance fee!
THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS!
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General Festival Information
|Disabled:||Full disabled access aside from vessels.|
|Parking:||Newlyn Green, Sports Ground along the Coombe just before Stable Hobba.|
|Children:||Follow the Fishy Trail, the Fish Tales Tent, The Learning Zone and other entertainment.|
|Toilets:||Temporary toilets throughout the Festival.|
|Buses:||1, 1A, 5, 5A, 6, 6A from Penzance Station
|PLEASE NOTE:||THIS IS A WORKING HARBOUR – DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY NO DOGS, EXCEPT FOR GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND, ARE ALLOWED INTO THE PRECINCTS OF THE FESTIVAL|
|Venue:||Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall – for your satnav use TR18 5HW|
|Date:||28th August 2017 – Bank Holiday Monday|
|Open from:||09:00 to 17:00 – last entry at 16:30|
|Admission:||£5.00 (free entrance for children under 16) tickets at the gate. (Fishermen’s complimentary tickets available from the CFPO office.)|