Salcombe’s annual Crabfest takes place this Sunday, 30th April from 10am to 6pm. What’s it all about? The festival celebrates local seafood, particularly crab, but also tourism and local arts and crafts. There’s lots happening from crab picking tuition, crab pot making, cookery demonstrations, live music and wine tasting.
The event will take place in Island Street and throughout the town and has been organised by the Rotary Club in conjunction with Salcombe Information Centre and Coast and Country Cottages. This year’s event and fundraising will be in aid of the local First Responders.
This year’s celebrity guest is Matt Tebbutt who is best known for presenting the Channel 4 programme Food Unwrapped. He is also a presenter on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen and has lots of other television credits to his name.
Taking part in this year’s festival is Allister Bishop, South Sands’ Executive Chef. He will be doing cookery demonstrations on the day along with Joseph Robinson, known for his pop-up restaurants and spice based banquets. They will be joined by Andy Richardson the Head Chef at The Oyster Shack and Jane Baxter, who along with her business partner Samantha Miller run Wild Artichokes Food and Events in Kingsbridge.
It promises to be a fabulous, fun filled day and a full Official Crabfest 2017 programme can be downloaded from salcombecrabfest.co.uk
Here’s a quick summary of the timings for the day:
10.00am Crabfest will be opened by Matt Tebbutt outside Salcombe Holiday Homes
10.00 am Music from Paul & Adrian outside Salcombe Distilling Co.
10.30 am Omelette Challenge - open to all, amazing prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd quickest sponsored by Soar Mill Cove Hotel
10.30 am Crab Picking demonstrations by Favis of Salcombe on the hour and half hour throughout the day until 4pm
10.45 am Music from Janet & John outside Salcombe Distilling Co.
11.00 am Salcombe Gin School – Open House
11.30 am Music from Gollywhoppers outside Salcombe Distilling Co.
12.00 pm Interview with Matt Tebbutt by David Fitzgerald outside Salcombe Holiday Homes
12.00 pm Salcombe Gin School – Open House
12.15 pm Music from Rumpus outside Salcombe Distilling Co.
12.30 pm Patron’s Reception supporters of Salcombe Crabfest tickets only, outside Salcombe Holiday Homes and Salcombe Dairy
1.00 pm Music from Gollywhoppers outside Salcombe Distilling Co.
1.45 pm Music from Rumpus outside Salcombe Distilling Co.
2.00 pm Salcombe Gin School – Open House
2.00 pm Music from All Jazzed Up in Whitestand car park
2.00 pm Wine Tasting – at offices of Luscombe Maye
2.30 pm Music from Janet & John outside Salcombe Distilling Co.
3.00 pm Music from Paul & Adrian outside Salcombe Distilling Co.
3.00 pm David Fitzgerald talking to the Landrover team and Axle Tramps at Whitestrand car park
3.00 pm Wine Tasting
3.45 pm Soar Mill Cove Hotel Omelette challenge winners announced
4.00 pm Music from All Jazzed Up in Whitestrand car park
4.00 pm Music set from DJ Phil Robinson – 6.00 pm outside Salcombe Distilling Co
4.00 pm Wine Tasting
We look forward to seeing you there!