8th & 9th August 2020
Sat 11-8pm & Sun 11-6pm
Bath Road Park, Lymington
A celebration of our rich cultural heritage, local produce and links to the sea.
We look forward to welcoming you to Lymington Seafood Festival in August 2020! We’ve scoured the New Forest and south coast for some of the most exciting and innovative artisan food and drink producers who’ll be cooking up fishy delicacies from around the world across the weekend.
The Festival will also host some great bands and artists to get those flip-flops tapping and you’ll be able to quench your thirst with craft beers thanks to our main sponsor Ringwood Brewery, sip award winning English sparkling wines from Hattingley Valley or relax with a gin and tonic from Pothecary Gin.
There’s also a brilliantly talented line up of chefs in our demonstration kitchen and we look forward to welcoming a couple of new exciting culinary masters to the Festival. New for 2020, join us at The Kitchen at Chewton Glen cookery theatre for “Battle of the Pans” to watch our top chefs battle it out for the title “King Of The Kitchen” with a set of mystery ingredients!
Oyster lover? Why not enter our NEW Oyster Eating Competition! Simply race down half a dozen oysters and half a pint beer in the fastest time to win!
We’ve also published our sustainability aims as we work to make the event as environmentally friendly as possible.
Each year we raise money for a different charity and we’re delighted to be supporting Lymington SailAbility and The Lymington RNLI . Lymington SailAbility is a small local charity that aims to make sailing and powerboating accessible to all! Whilst the RNLI is a vital part of our coastal community the volunteer Lifeboat crews provide a 24 hour rescue service and the RNLI crews have saved over 140,000 lives since they started in 1824.
Founded in 1996, for the last 24 years Lymington Sailability has removed the barriers of disability, fear and expense. It has proved that sailing and powerboating can be both accessible and affordable to all regardless of circumstance. It has also proven that with some slight modifications, some simple equipment and with a little help from others, it can be achieved easily and can be done safely. Through the generosity from some of the Festival businesses we’ve got a fantastic range of raffle prizes on show. Given the event is free to enter, dig a bit deeper and help change someone’s life.
One last thing. Parking. Our beautiful Georgian market town isn’t blessed with thousands of spaces, but our friends at Lymington Council have let us use Woodside Park. It holds around 800 vehicles and is £5 for the whole day. See here for more information.
On behalf of everyone involved in putting on the Festival, to the chefs, the producers and bands have a great time…….and may the sun shine!
KEEP UP TO DATE
Demo KitchenWatch, learn and taste as some of our region’s top chefs demonstrate their cooking skills and techniques using regional produce. We’ll be entertaining you with cooking demonstrations from top regional chefs at the Chewton Glen Cookery theatre throughout the weekend! See the festival recipes
Producers & RestaurantsFrom delicious seafood with tastes from across the region, meaty feasts or something yummy for vegetarians there's something for everyone. We’re delighted to be joined by some of the best restaurants and producers from across the region ensuring you and the family won’t be going home hungry.
Festival Organisers, Lighthouse Marketing
The event is organised by Lighthouse Marketing, a Lymington based agency. With over 42 years marketing, event, sponsorship and sales experience, Lighthouse works with a range of regional, national and international businesses from a number of industry sectors.
They provide a complete ‘full service’ marketing offering, specialising in delivering creative, effective and measurable communications campaigns for brands with an appetite to reach more customers and increase sales.