The second Hastings Herring Fair will take place on 9th and 10th November at the Stade Open Space, Old Town, Hastings 11am to 4pm.
Run by the Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), the fair aims to promote herring and the Hastings fishing fleet to the general public and professional chefs alike.
The fishy weekend starts on Friday evening, 08 November, with a pre-fair ‘Silver Darlings Banquet’. Chef Paul Webbe’s specially created six course menu will be held at Webbe’s at the Jerwood Café.
The weekend continues with stalls showcasing herring cookery and smoking skills. The History House and the Fishermen’s Museum will tell the history of the herring fishery and there will be talks and exhibitions in the Stade Hall and, of course, no Hastings event would be complete without fine musical entertainment from local musicians and shanty singers.
The Stade Hall will be showing ‘Generations of Hastings Fishing Families’ a photographic exhibition by local photographer John Cole. All money received from sale of prints and postcards will go to Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society.
Cllr Peter Chowney lead member for regeneration and Chair of FLAG explained:
“We are pleased to be able to fund the second Hastings Herring Fair. The aim is to promote the local herring industry and showcase the herring which is so abundant at this time of year.”
“Once again the fair promises to be an exciting weekend full of all things fishy and don’t forget this is an undercover event so will not be affected by wet weather!”
For full details visit hastingsherringfair.com (article originally appeared on HBC’s newsletter @bout)